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

Jennifer Ward , Steve Gray
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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: #76,318 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
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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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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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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars July 10, 2014
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Funny book, but the font was very small in the e-book. Might be better as a hard copy.
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Published 2 months ago by Maren L. Tollefson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Kindergartener loved this one. Laughed and laughed.
Published 2 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 4 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 4 months ago by Huberto M. Ennis
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun
I really liked the way new unusual animals were worked into the "old" story. The ending is funny too. Cute
Published 5 months ago by SadieMaeD
5.0 out of 5 stars A favorite
This is one of my grandchildren`s favorite books. They know the story and sing song the words often. A clever variation of there was an old lady who swallowed a spider.
Published 5 months ago by calculady
5.0 out of 5 stars I liked it
I really liked the part when he swallowed the whole jungle. I think it was the funniest book I ever read!
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars So Much Fun!
My daughter and I love reading this book. It's a verbal workout! And never, ever would I eat a tapir!
Published 5 months ago by Biking Brian
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book...
My granddaughter and I really love this book. Unfortunately the first time we bought it, from a different store, the end was missing and they couldn't get it for us anymore. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Petra E Cooper
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