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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!

by Lucille Colandro Illustrated by Jared D. Lee

This autumn-themed book takes the traditional rhyme to new heights of silliness. It all starts when the old lady, known to many laughing children from her previous books, swallows some leaves. Then one thing leads to another, and she gulps down a shirt, a pumpkin, a pole, some pants, and some hay. Put together, what could all these items make? Kids will be calling out with excitement, guessing what's coming next!

With rollicking, rhyming text and comic illustrations, this funny fall story has tremendous appeal.

3, 4, 5
Interest Level
Grades PreK - K
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Book Type
Cumulative Tale
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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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