There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Star
24pp., pbk., RRP $A15.99
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly…
So many of a certain generation recall this traditional rhyme from yesteryear and marvelled at how much one old lady could fit in her stomach. Even the somewhat brutal ending didn’t faze us because it was inevitable. Now Victorian author P. Crumble has taken this rhyme and built it into a series of hilarious editions that are so much fun for younger readers, encouraging them to read and recite them just for the delight of the words on their tongue and the pictures on their eyes.
So this one, newly released with 3D pictures and glasses, which features the old lady getting very greedy about Christmas, will be the perfect addition to Miss 6’s Santa Sack. And I’m so glad that even though she swallowed Santa Claus (to wild applause) there is a happy ending.