There Was an Old Monster!

There Was an Old Monster!


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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).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545101455
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 07/01/2009
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 368,232
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile: AD430L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

REBECCA EMBERLEY is a bestselling creator of many books for children, including THERE WAS AN OLD MONSTER, CHICKEN LITTLE, THE RED HEN, Piñata, and a series of bilingual English/Spanish books. She lives on the east coast, when not traveling the world, finding inspiration in even the smallest of places.

Adrian Emberley is a performing songwriter with The Adrian Emberley Band. Her musical style is a combination of pop, rock, jazz, and folk music. Adrian is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

ED EMBERLEY is the acclaimed author and illustrator of more than 75 books for children, including There Was an Old Monster, Chicken Little and Go Away, Big Green Monster! His numerous awards include a Caldecott Medal, Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, Caldecott Honor, and Art Books for Children Citation. He lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

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There Was an Old Monster! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Gail_Moyer81 More than 1 year ago
I'm a preschool teacher, and every year my kids LOVE this book! They beg me read it almost every day!
Janientrelac on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
wonderful read aloud
missbrandysue on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An old monster swallows lots of disgusting creatures such as ants, lizards and bats in this pattern book. One gross thing after another is swallowed until the monster tries to swallow a tiger that ends up eating him.I think this would be fun for young children around Halloween or who are doing a unit on monsters. It's also a good pattern book that the kids could participate in when reading aloud.
lynny_nicole on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There was an Old Monster, is a spin off of the book, There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. A funny looking monster swallows a tick and kept swallowing different animals to catch the previously swallowed animals until the unexpected happens.I really liked this book and so did my son. He was on the edge of his seat and paid attention the entire time! It has a cute catchy song that is repeated through out the book and half way through the book my son was singing in it with me.I would have my class draw and create their own monsters and they would have to draw their own animal food chain that the monster eats and share it their stories with the class.
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psj More than 1 year ago
My 3 year old loves monsters, so this re-telling of the classic "there was an old women" is perfect for him. It is funny and very colorful. The monster swallows differnet creatures the catch the last creature he swallowed until the last creature swallows him! First he swallows a tick. I don't know why he swallowed the tick because it made him sick. Then he swallowed some ants. It don't know why he swallowed those ants because they had him dancing in his pants. Then he preceeds to swallow different animals until he tries to swallow a lion that ends up swallowing him. You can also download the song to listen too. My son loves reading this book over and over again.