There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bell!
Review by Molly
Lucille Colandro's There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell is a favorite Osage County First Grade holiday singing fun book. We like these barmy, comical, just plain entertaining volumes patterned on a very old thesis.
Turning the page, and we find her swallowing a squad of quite astonished, reindeer. - they were in full flight gear, goggles, bombardier jackets and scarves those soaring WWI outfitted reindeer. – Every one knows you must have reindeer to steer the sleigh carrying that big sack of gifts, you know.
The Old Lady was just planning to down some tasty peppermint sticks when she heard a - ho ho ho - and she knew it was time to go.
During the month of December Little Readers can be seen taking There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell for DEAR reading, personal pleasure reading, partner reading, and taking home to sing/read to family. We utilize the work as we do others as the school term progresses. Little Learners seek out nouns and verbs, and adjectives. Little Partners work together to choose one page for writing and illustrating in their journals.
From snow covered trees, a joyful snowman, audience of birds, horses peeking over the fence, stone cottage, excess of STUFF making its way down her gullet, and then coming together in her expanding girth - bows on bells, gifts into sack, sack into sleight, reindeer in place to - the astonished expressions on the faces of also rotund deer, to Santa himself; the images bring chuckles and bright eyed, excited conduct from Osage County First Grade.
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