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There Was An Old Monster! Hardcover – July 1, 2009
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About the Author
Adrian Emberley is a performing songwriter with The Adrian Emberley Band. Her musical style is a combination of pop, rock, jazz, and folk music. Adrian is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
ED EMBERLEY is the acclaimed author and illustrator of more than 75 books for children, including There Was an Old Monster, Chicken Little and Go Away, Big Green Monster! His numerous awards include a Caldecott Medal, Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, Caldecott Honor, and Art Books for Children Citation. He lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
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Top Customer Reviews
"There was an old monster
who swallowed a tick.
I don't know why he swallowed the tick
`cause it made him feel sick."
This is one monster story that won't scare your preschooler, but rather will keep him or her calling for more. The artwork is extremely vibrant and delightful. The cumulative story in rhyme is reminiscent of "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" and will get your preschooler giggling and asking for more. I downloaded the song on the Scholastic site. It was more like a rhythmical recitation than a "song," but it is utterly adorable and catchy. Scritchy-scratch, scritch, scritchy-scratch . . . believe me, you're going to wear the pages reading this one over and over again!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great illustrations. My kindergarten class designed its own class monster.Published 2 months ago by BBC
Fun book based on There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. The kids loved it. Found free printables to go with it on making learning fun dot com. Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by Katherine E. Scott
We LOVE this "twisted" version of the Old Lady. What a great addition to our Halloween collection. Read morePublished on October 27, 2013 by Alicia Ellis