It all starts when the old lady, star of previous books by Lucille Colandro, swallows a shell. Then one thing leads to another, and she gulps down a crab, a fish, a gull, a pail, some sand, and a wave. Put together, what could all these items make? Kids will be calling out with excitement, guessing what's coming next!
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!