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Kindergarten-Grade 2–There was a cold lady who swallowed some snow, then a pipe, then coal, then a hat, and so forth. Written by Lucille Colandro (Scholastic, 2003), this title provides a different look at the old lady who swallowed a fly. Many such take-offs exist, and this is not the best of them. The items swallowed don't have a natural flow or sequence, as in other stories—the bird eating the spider eating the fly, for example. The rhyming is sometimes rather stiff as well, and the finale is quite predictable. That, however, is the book's strength. This is a story teachers will welcome for introducing the fine art of predicting outcomes. There are enough clues along the way that most students will know what's coming, and be delighted in being right when the cold lady hiccups up a snowman. The lively background music and enthusiastic narration by actor Skip Hinnant keep the story skipping merrily along to an unsurprising but fun ending that has a useful curriculum application.–Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA
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My preschooler loved it! Bought it to school for storytime and the kids thought it was really hilarious. Nice size, good font, bright and colorful illustrations.Published 13 days ago by Momof4
my grandsons loved the lively story - lots of action and repetition for them. the illustrations are super!Published 3 months ago by Vickie Weaver
My students absolutely love Lucille Colandro's series of books. They can't wait to see what the Old Lady spits out at the end. Highly recommend getting all of them. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Maria DeVito
My little one and I laughed and laughed!! Perfect for this long Ohio winter!Published 5 months ago by Kelly