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Jan 21 2014

There was an old lady who swallowed a meerkat by P. Crumble

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Scholastic, 2013. ISBN 9781742836461.
Highly recommended for all ages. There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Meerkat is a fun book full of gorgeous, bright and funny illustrations, telling the traditional story of the old lady swallowing unusual things. In this version, it is a trip to the zoo that inspires the author to write about this lady's unusual eating habits. Imagine the images in a child's mind as they picture this little old lady swallowing a giraffe or a hippo! Hilarious! A great way to introduce animals in a Science lesson, help with choral reading with repetitive text or to create images as a reading strategy. There is a whole series of these books which are sure to have children of all ages laughing.
Kylie Kempster

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