There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout!
by Teri Sloat, illustrated by Reynold Ruffins
Updated with a new PDF 3-5-2013
Using a Pacific Northwest art theme and ocean creatures, this story is a twist on the familiar book, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. With color that “pops,” the lady in this book becomes larger and larger . . . until at the end she swallows the entire ocean! Of course, she laughs and giggles and all of the creatures come out. Children love books with repetitive lines, and this book is one they will be chanting along with the adult who reads it aloud. It is a quick read, but the children will want to hear it over and over. The art is stunning and based on Pacific Northwest Native People’s art and colors.
My free PDF includes pocket chart cards with pictures for the teacher resource, a student work page, answer key, and more, 19 pages: free-there-was-an-old-lady-who-swallowed-a-trout
Happy reading, Carolyn