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There Was An Old Monster! by Rebecca…

There Was An Old Monster!

by Rebecca Emberley, Adrian Emberley

Other authors: Ed Emberley (Illustrator)

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Summary: An old monster eats a tick, which makes him feel uncomfortable, so he eats a some ants to ease his stomach. However, the ants just make him itchy, so he eats a lizard to eat the ants. After more discomfort, he decides to try a bat, a jackal, a bear, and a lion. When the old monster attempts to eat the lion, the lion eats him instead.
  UkulelesThatRead | Feb 24, 2018 |
34 months - yet another take on the "There was an old..." We love monsters but we really didn't grab this one up to read it over and over. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
I absolutely love this book! It was very engaging and so easy to get children to be involved in the reading. The pictures are huge and the text rhymes making it a more fun read. ( )
  BriannaMaeee | Feb 24, 2015 |
This book is a play off of "there was an old lady" but it is a good read. Good to talk about sequence and what comes first, second, third, etc. It is also good to use around halloween and to talk about different animals. ( )
  Kayla_d92 | Sep 27, 2014 |
A fun twist on There was an Old Lady. The pictures are a great part of the story. This comes with a downloadable song that will hold everyones attention and have you singing along! I would use this book with PK-1st. I would use it with a monster theme or after reading There was an Old Lady. This is a fun predictable sing along book.
  1212bec | Sep 22, 2012 |
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Emberley, Adrianmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Emberley, EdIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 054510145X, Hardcover)

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).

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:51 -0400)

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In this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme, a monster swallows ants, a lizard, a bat, and other creatures to try to cure a stomach ache than began when he swallowed a tick.

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