There Was An Old Dragon Who Swallowed A Knight

There Was An Old Dragon Who Swallowed A Knight

eBook - 2015
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We all know that "there was an old lady" who swallowed lots of things. Now meet the old dragon who swallows pretty much an entire kingdom! Will he ever learn a little moderation?! This rollicking rhyme is full to bursting with sight gags, silly characters, and plenty of burps! Parents and kids alike will delight in Ben Mantle's precisely funny illustrations and in Penny Parker Klostermann's wacky rhymes.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Random House Children's Books, 2015.
ISBN: 9780385390811
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: Mantle, Ben
OverDrive, Inc


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Aug 08, 2017

My little 3 yr old loves these books, definitely worth reading

Mariangela_S Aug 16, 2016

A traditional story with a unique twist. Older audience might appreciate the rhyme and enjoy the story. (Division one.)

Jan 03, 2016

SUMMARY: This is a medieval take on the traditional There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. In this version, the dragon begins by swallowing a knight. We don't know why he swallowed the knight--it's not polite! The dragon then goes on to swallow a succession of items until he is so bloated, he must burp it all out again--except the knight who is just right for a dragon meal.

ILLUSTRATIONS: The pictures are fun and full of detail and color. Kids will get a kick out of the dragon spewing everything back up at the end.

REVIEW: This was a fun take on the old version--complete with a knight, a squire, a trusty steed and a damsel in distress. Kids will like the humor throughout the story. The rhyming is great too. It gets a little shaky right at the end, but I loved the creativity. I especially loved the steed who drove the dragon crazy with his clippity clippity clippity clop!

AGE RECOMMENDATION: Advertised for ages 3-7, but I think it is better for ages 4-8.


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