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About the Author

Lucille Colandro has written many books for children including the There Was An Old Lady series illustrated by Jared Lee.
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  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Lexile Measure: AD440L (What's this?)
  • Series: There Was An Old Lady
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Cartwheel Books; English Language edition (August 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545241987
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545241984
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #134,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Excellent, funny book. Remember that is it a children's book, full of silly ideas and not to be taken literally. I used paper props of the various items she swallowed as I read the book. Each time I came to the word, my helper showed the students the item that was swallowed, building up to the end of the story. As the old lady started to sneeze, I took my time letting out the sneeze while my helper put the pieces together to show what would result in the sneeze: a scarecrow. The kids went ballistic when they saw the ending that my helper held up for them to view! (It was made to look exactly like the picture on the last page of the book.) This was quite an entertaining book. Makes an excellent fall/autumn book if you don't wish to emphasize Halloween.
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Every so often, a children's story comes along that is timeless, entertaining, and fun. This is not that story! This is the one that is thrown together haphazardly to capitalize on a familiar title, much like the low-quality knockoff children's movies with titles all too similar to your favorites. Scholastic used to be an indicator of quality children's books.

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We are all familiar with the story of the "Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly". We understand why the reader may speculate about the possibility of the woman's death as she consumes progressively larger animals. However, this woman eats leaves, a pole, clothes, etc while the narrator ponders whether or not she will sneeze. Why would she sneeze? One might still wonder if she will die. Also, these items are not being inserted into her nose- she is eating them. So when she "sneezes" at the end of the book, she is actually vomiting. The whole "perhaps she'll sneeze" appears haphazardly conceived to rhyme something with "leaves" in order to make a book seasonally topical for autumn.

One indicator of the quality is that there is no consideration for context. I give children's books quite a bit of wiggle-room in this respect, but this book is shameless in it's lack of effort. Words are used whether or not they fit the story, just for the simple fact that they rhyme (mope-rope, bumpkin-pumpkin, dance-pants). With a little more effort, a cohesive story probably could have been developed- but it's clear this story was written in a matter of hours just to churn it out.

The author and illustrator clearly were not working together very closely, because the story states that the woman "swallowed the pants to cover the pole"...
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You know the old song, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. Well, Lucille Colandro has taken that old song and made some new books that are based off of it. In this book, the old woman swallowed some leaves. "I don't know why she swallowed those leaves. Perhaps she'll sneeze." Well, when she does sneeze, the reader is in for a big surprise.

This is a very cute book, with some very nice illustrations. It is sure to please the young reader!
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Great Book. Great read. It was good for the price and was a good read. No problems. Product came fast. I would recommend it.
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I have twin 6 year old girls. I recently read this to each of their 1st grade classes - all of the kids loved it. They had a good time trying to guess what the outcome would be from all of the things she was eating. I was first introduced to this take on "There was an old lady who" books when our girls were in Preschool. The teacher read "There was an old lady who swallowed some snow". Ultimately after swallowing a bunch of things, she hiccuped or sneezed - and out came a snow man. Was much better than the version I grew up with of "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly, perhaps she'll die". Terrible thought! I love this clever and fun filled way of showing sequence. I plan to eventually purchase all in the series. Love these books!
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I saw this book in the library and thought oh we have to read it. We all know the story of what happened to the old lady who swallowed a fly but what happens when she swallows leaves?
Well in this awesome story you have to read to find out because she just doesn't swallow leaves she swallows other things as well.
A and K both loved me reading this to them and A really enjoyed going Achoooo when it was time to. K already guessed what the old lady was making but A didn't know until the end.
The book does use repetition and rhyming so kids will enjoy it this is a good read for the fall.
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OUR OLDEST SON LOVES THIS STORY DUE TO HIS 3RD GRADE READING IT IN CLASS EARLY IN THE SCHOOL YEAR, SO I PURCHASED THIS ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHERS FROM THE SERIES ALONG WITH GETTING THE STORY ON DVD....HIS FAVORITE ONE IS THE ORIGINAL STORY!!
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My granddaughter and grandson love to read - this book is one that they bring to school to share with the other children.
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