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About the Author

Author Jennifer Ward lives in Edwardsville, Illinois. Her other titles include The Busy Tree, There Was An Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog, and There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea.

Illustrator Lee Calderon lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Two Lions (September 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761458220
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761458227
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 10.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #255,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jennifer Ward is the author of numerous acclaimed books for children, including Mama Built a Little Nest, illustrated by Steve Jenkins (Simon & Schuster / Beach Lane Books), What Will Hatch?, illustrated by Susie Ghahremani (Walker Books) and the ever-popular series There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea, There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish, There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog and There Was an Odd Princess Who Swallowed a Pea.

Her parenting books include, I Love Dirt! 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature, Let's Go Outside: Outdoor Activities and Projects to Get You and Your Kids Closer to Nature, and, It's a Jungle Out There: 52 Nature Adventures for City Kids, (Roost Books).

Her work has been the recipient of many awards, including the IRA/CBC Children's Choice Award, the Giverny Award for Best Nonfiction Picture Book, a Learning Magazine Teachers Choice Award, among others.

Jennifer writes full-time from her home in Illinois.


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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By KimPor on October 14, 2011
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As a preschool teacher, I knew from the title that is could be sung to the "I Know An Old Lady" tune, but wasn't sure about the content even after reading the description. I'm a HUGE fan of sing-along stories and the "I Know An Old Lady" books are no exception. I didn't know what to expect, but when I read through it, I was glad I bought it. So far, ny children [even the boys] have asked me to read it everyday [15 days and counting!]. I highly recommend it for any and everyone who loves sing-along stories and "I Know An Old Lady".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Angela M. Maffessanti on March 1, 2012
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This book is a must-have for all little girls! I bought this for my 3-year-old daughter as we love "There Was an Old Lady." The rhymes in this book are hysterical and the illustrations are colorful and engaging. Highly recommend it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mari on February 23, 2013
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My 4-year-old has this memorized. It's a fun, easy story that's a quick read before bedtime. Not a classic, but a fun little story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CWagner on October 27, 2012
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The book looked very cute and had potential, but it failed to produce a reason why she was eating all of the various items and people. The ending rhymes but that is it. It is not cute and does not come up with a reason behind eating the items like The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves, Bat, etc...... books.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By sofachee on November 26, 2012
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Even at a discounted price, I am disappointed with a book that was so highly rated. Basically a rip-off of the old lady who swallowed a fly, but with a creepy little girl that eats people. 3 stars because my daughter thought it was funny that the girl burped a lot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lori on December 9, 2012
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Good quality and great illustrations. Lots of silly giggles! I bought this book because my brother had been trying to sing the
original Old Lady Who swallowed a Fly to my niece and I thought she might find this book fun as well. She thought it was silly but wanted it read over & over.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 20, 2012
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My kids said, "Again! Again!" and I agree. The writing and artwork is A+. I found myself chuckling at some of the illustrations as well. We're very pleased with the purchase.
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There Was an Odd Princess Who Swallowed a Pea by Jennifer Ward and illustrated by Lee Calderon is another in the large collection of "old lady" books. This book stars a cute princess who swallows all sorts of princessy things (like a rose and a pea and a throne) and then with each refrain she burps with glee (which makes the kids giggle and giggle). The illustrator placed a line with pictures of each thing in succession on each page making it easier to sing or read. This book is a hit with the kids and is one they request often (the boys enjoy it as well as the girls).

I recommend this book for kids 4-8
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