Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The One About T - There Was An Old Lady . . .

Who swallowed a fly. 

You know the book. It's a classic. I love it. I have a fun Book Buddy to go with it. But it's not the book I'm mentioning here. Nope. I'm talking about the series by Lucille Colandro. 

I case you're unfamiliar with them, they're seasonal/topic books with a twist on the original theme. For example, in There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow a little old lady swallows many winter-themed items including the aforementioned snow, carrot, scarf, etc. At the end, she coughs up a snowman!  See a twist on the original book with some fun regurgitation. 

The kids love these books because they enjoy trying to figure out what she will be coming up at the end. I love them because they're fun and themed. I love a good themed book. There's the snow one for winter, and Easter one, a Valentine's Day one, and a summer-themed one to name a few. Yes, I own them all. 

I recommend these simply because they're fun additions to your thematic books/units. Also, they promote inferencing and thinking about the book as they're reading. Sometimes skills practice can be hidden and fun!

So, have you come across any of these books?  Way do you think?  Which one is your favorite?  I can't choose, they're all awesome!  Share your thoughts!

Thanks for hopping by!


  1. These books sound like so much fun! I love books, especially ones I can get for my kids. I'll have to go on a hunt now. :)

    Have fun with a-z.

    1. Good luck! I hope you find them. They're a lot of fun!