Qty:1
  • List Price: $17.99
  • Save: $5.24 (29%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 20 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
There Was An Old Monster! has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: 100% guaranteed delivery with Fulfillment By Amazon. Pages of this book are clean, but there is scribbling on the inside front cover, and a few pages are creased. This cover has scratches or cuts on its surface. This is a discarded Library book with normal library stamping and stickers. Purchase of this item will benefit the Friends of the Houston Public Library.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

There Was An Old Monster! Hardcover – July 1, 2009


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$12.75
$10.08 $0.05
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
$12.75 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 20 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Frequently Bought Together

There Was An Old Monster! + If You're A Monster And You Know It + Glad Monster, Sad Monster
Price for all three: $36.17

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Children's Christmas Books
Visit the Children's Christmas Bookstore to find stories about Santa and his reindeer, cozy books to read by the fire, and sweet stories about family celebrations.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Lexile Measure: 670L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Orchard Books (July 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 054510145X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545101455
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

REBECCA EMBERLEY is a bestselling creator of many books for children, including THERE WAS AN OLD MONSTER, CHICKEN LITTLE, THE RED HEN, Piñata, and a series of bilingual English/Spanish books. She lives on the east coast, when not traveling the world, finding inspiration in even the smallest of places.


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.

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
14
4 star
1
3 star
2
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 17 customer reviews
The colors are great.
gemma henderson mathews
I bought this book to read to my students in my music class and they all loved it and have asked for it again and again.
S. Power
The big wide-eyed monster's eyes got even wider when he swallowed a tick.
D. Fowler

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
The big wide-eyed monster's eyes got even wider when he swallowed a tick. YUK! It made him just plain old sick. Well, he decided he would swallow some ants to try to catch that tick, but it didn't help one iota. The only thing that did was "had him dancing in his pants" because ants make you do those sorts of things. Next he tried swallowing a lizard to catch the ants. Mistake. He still felt sick. He tried a bat, a jackal, and a bear. Was anything the monster swallowed going to make him feel better?

"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!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on May 29, 2010
Format: Hardcover
There was an old monster who ate a tick and a lot more things. At the end of the story a tiger eats him. I like the pictures. I like the book. I would probably like to read it again.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Checkitout on July 26, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My baby loves this book, the sing song and colors keep him intereested and it's a lot better than the old version with the old lady (who swallowed a fly)- which personally creeps me out.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By marcia biglin on June 7, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My kids and I LOVE this book! It's rhythm and rhyming are amazing - and the kids picked up the words after the first reading - especially about the ants!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By FushiaPeony on December 23, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I work as a speech-pathologist in an elementary school, with students pre-school - Grade 5. This book is a hit with my older students. Everyone has heard of "The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed the Fly," and therefore they already know the basic format of the book. There are many ways to use this book - including: questions about sequencing of events and predicting what will happen next. I will be using this book a lot. The kids especially loved hearing it at Halloween time, when monsters are a hot topic of conversation.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By gemma henderson mathews on February 21, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My daughter loves this book. The colors are great. The book arrived with slight damage to the paper cover, but I'm not too worried about it as my daughter will do more damage to it. The pages are surprisingly durable.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
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. We used the monster sheets to make our own monster books. Very cool!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Alicia Ellis on October 27, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
We LOVE this "twisted" version of the Old Lady. What a great addition to our Halloween collection. Pair it with other books by this author and you have reading and possible activities for a week.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?