There Was An Old Monster!

 
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There Was An Old Monster!
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July 01, 2009
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054510145X
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A brand-new monster twist--by a Caldecott medalist and his daughter! There was an old monster who swallowed a tick I don't know why he swallowed that tick 'Cause it made him feel sick! When he swallowed some ants, he danced in his pants. He swallowed a lizard, a bat, a jackal, and a bear. Then he tried to swallow a lion . . . ROAR!--Now that monster is no more! Children will laugh along with the funny text, bright bold illustrations, and delightful song (available on the Scholastic website).

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There Was An Old Monster! is a fun, spooky spin on There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. (Which, honestly, was spooky enough I mean, she eventually swallows a horse. Shouldnt an old lady know better?)

The monster in this story starts his journey by swallowing a tick that makes him feel sick. Our hapless hero then tries everything from ants to a lizard to a lion to end his affliction.

Sadly, the lion doesnt work out too well.

A thoughtful addition to this rendering of the man versus beasts story is an actual download of the song available on the Scholastic website, allowing kids to learn the song and sing along.

There Was An Old Monster! is written by Caldecott Medalist Ed Emberley and his daughter Rebecca. The song is written and performed by Adrian Emberley, Rebeccas daughter. Its a family affair and fun for the family! Check it out!

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kinda cute
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This is a cute play off of "there was an old lady who swallowed a fly."  A monster swallows a tick, which makes him sick.  He then continues to swallow different animals to catch the previous animals.  It doesn't flow quite as well as The old lady who swallowed the fly, however it is still cute and the monster ends up getting a surprise in the end. 
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