There Was an Old Monster!
Author: Rebecca Emberley
Illustrator: Ed Emberley and Rebecca Emberley
Grade Level Equivalent:
Rhyming Story, Nursery Rhymes
Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires, Witches, Songs and Rhymes
There was an old monster who swallowed a tick.
I don't know why he swallowed that tick
'cause it made him feel sick.
When he swallowed some ants, he danced in his pants. He swallowed a lizard, a bat, a jackal, and a bear. Then he tried to swallow a lion...ROAR! — Now that monster eats no more!
Children will laugh along with the funny text, bright bold illustrations, and delightful song created by three generations of the talented Emberley family. Rebecca Emberley has written a rollicking text, which she has illustrated in collaboration with her dad, Caldecott award winner Ed Emberley. And Rebecca's daughter, Adrian, has recorded the fun catchy song.
Listen to the There Was an Old Monster song sung by Adrian.
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