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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell!

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell!

by Lucille Colandro Illustrated by Jared D. Lee

"There was an old lady who swallowed a shell.
I don't know why she swallowed the shell.
She didn't tell."

You won't believe why this old lady swallows a shell, a crab, a fish, a gull, a pail, some sand, and a wave! But watch out when she burps, with hilarious results!

With rollicking, rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version of a classic song will appeal to young readers with every turn of the page. And, there's a surprise ending!

Ages
3, 6, 8, 4, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Grade Level Equivalent
2.2
Lexile Measure
390L
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Book Type
Cumulative Tale
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Series

About the Author and Illustrator

Lucille Colandro Lucille Colandro is the author of the There Was an Old Lady books. She wrote her first Old Lady book, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat, when an editor asked for a Halloween book with a lady who didn't die at the end. Lucille's old lady swallows everything from leaves to pants to snow—always with a funny surprise at the end!
Jared D. Lee Jared Lee is the illustrator for the Black Lagoon series.

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