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There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog [Kindle Edition]

Jennifer Ward , Steve Gray
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)

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Book Description

There was an old monkey who swallowed a frog, a bat, a mango, a toucan, an iguana, and more! What a hog! Zany illustrations rendered digitally by Steve Gray show monkey's belly growing and growing as he eats a host of jungle creatures in this adaptation of the popular children's song, inspired by the rain forest.


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The popular cumulative nonsense rhyme, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly,” is the inspiration for this fun parody. The digital artwork adds to the wild uproar with kinetic scenes of pop-eyed monsters that bump and squash each other and squawk through the jungle before an old monkey swallows them whole and mixes them together. The grotesque images, with the creatures and foods crowding into the monkey’s ever-expanding belly, sometimes feel too packed, but the rhyming words, which stay true to the original song’s rhythm, are fun for reading aloud: “I don’t know why he swallowed the frog. / What a hog!” Young children will join in with slurping and burping noises of their own as they relish the repeated silly sounds and gross-out animal action. Preschool-Grade 2. --Hazel Rochman

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The popular cumulative nonsense rhyme, "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" is the inspiration for this fun parody. The digital artwork adds to the wild uproar with kinetic scenes of pop-eyed monsters that bump and squash each other and squawk through the jungle before an old monkey swallows them whole and mixes them together. The grotesque images, with the creatures and foods crowding into the monkey's ever-expanding belly, sometimes feel too packed, but the rhyming words, which stay true to the original song's rhythm, are fun for reading aloud: "I don t know why he swallowed the frog. / What a hog!"; Young children will join in with slurping and burping noises of their own as they relish the repeated silly sounds and gross-out animal action. --Booklist, March 2010

Migrating to a rainforest setting, the creators of "There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea" present another wacky take on this tune. After swallowing his first victim ("I don't know why he swallowed the frog. What a hog!"), the googly-eyed monkey downs three animated cocoa beans "to sweeten the frog," followed by a sequence of outlandish items and animals. Gray's digitally rendered illustrations alternately reveal the feasting monkey and the (remarkably) cheerful captives inside his stomach. Text and art deliver equal measures of over-the-top zaniness. --Publishers Weekly, February 2010

Product Details

  • File Size: 6836 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Two Lions; 1 edition (February 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00758BC7K
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,419 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sucks on Kindle April 6, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
On a kindle reader, I think it is a waste of money, even at the discounted $2 I paid. Two pages are displayed at a time and it is cropped (in landscape mode) so the artwork, which is the main appeal of a kids book with few words, is small.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A cuter version... April 5, 2013
By Anna
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This is like the 'Old Lady Who Swallowed a...' book(s), but way more appropriate for children. There is no talk of dying, and the story is full of different animals and beautiful, vivid illustrations! The ending is pretty cute too...My 5 year old giggled throughout the story and asked for it again the next day.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and creative use of repetition! April 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Great use of repetition with this unique version of the classic "old lady" rhyme. Art work is precious! Recommended for the young and young at heart!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love the series April 10, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
My daughter and I both love the series and each new book is better than the last. Give them a try!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for my one year old March 26, 2013
By A. Helm
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I read this to my son while riding in the car. The vivid colors and busy pictures keep his attention throughout the whole book. Its kind of fun for Mom to read too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book September 20, 2012
By S. Fox
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My kids love thiis book!!!! would recommend 
To anyone!!!glad things don't die in this book unlike old lady who swallowed the fly!!!!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as her Coyote book March 12, 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My little boy loves her book There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea - a clever twist on the old classic about the old woman who swallows a fly. I pre-ordered this book thinking it would be just as fun. Unfortunately that wasn't the case. This book was just a repeat and wasn't as clever. Also, the rhyming seemed a little forced in places so that some of the words don't quite fit in the rhyme. My little boy still liked it and likes the new rain forest animals but it's just ok.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A VERY cute take on "There Was An Old Woman" July 26, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I didn't expect much from this book... I certainly didn't think my 5 year-old would like it! We found it on Amazon Unlimited.... so we thought what the heck?! I am SO glad we read this... the rhymes we very funny/cute, and the illustrations are priceless! By the end of the story, my daughter wanted to read it again! This may be one we keep on the Kindle!! A definite recommend.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fun read a loud.
Published 4 days ago by RLT
5.0 out of 5 stars So fun
Tanks for the great rapport! Like the old days when I was a kid. A very entertaining story for the whole family
Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars cute! great way to introduce jungle animals.
Great " sister" book to the original, I know an old lady who swallowed a fly. This story full of jungle animals.
Published 24 days ago by 602k
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome!!!!!!!!
This rhyming book is really good. my grandchildren love it it's based off "there was an old lady who swallowed a Fly"
Published 29 days ago by Mimi/gm
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
My son liked it.
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Published 3 months ago by Maren L. Tollefson
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Funny book, but the font was very small in the e-book. Might be better as a hard copy.
Published 3 months ago by Amanda Lister
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Kindergartener loved this one. Laughed and laughed.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars It was okay
Came on time as was what it was advertised to be. Good for the purpose it was purchased for. Would recommend it.
Published 5 months ago by Karen
4.0 out of 5 stars My three year old likes it
When he was two, which is when I bought this book, he did not care much for it. No sure why.
Published 5 months ago by Huberto M. Ennis
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