Grades PreK - K
Grade level Equivalent: 3.2
Lexile® Measure: AD670L
Guided Reading: N
Type of Book: Cumulative Tale
- Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires, Witches
- Songs and Rhymes
About This Book
A brand-new monster twist, by a Caldecott medalist and his daughter!
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 is 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.
Lyrics by Rebecca Emberley
Music by Adrian Emberley
All voice and instrumental: Adrian Emberley Recorded at Thundering Sky Studios, S. Berwick ME
Copyright 2009 Rebecca Emberley Inc.
To download the song:
Windows users: Right click this download link and select "Save Link As".