There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! ��� the old lady does just that ��� not to mention an owl, a cat, a ghost, a goblin, some bones, and even a wizard! As in the original, this version features repeating cumulative phrases that invite children to follow along, memorize, and even begin reading on their own. Series Information: Whether this wacky old lady is eating bats (for Halloween), leaves (in fall), or clovers (for St. Patrick's Day), she's sharing what's special about each holiday or tradition in a fun, fresh way. With just enough suspense, the catchy rhymes in these picture books encourage readers to guess their way toward a satisfying ending. Plus, as the old lady gobbles and gobbles and gobbles, new readers get to experience rhyme, repetition, cause and effect, and sequencing, which can boost fluency and vocabulary skills. No wonder so many kids have an enormous appetite for books starring this lovable lady!