I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie


I know an old lady who swallowed a pie, a Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry. And with that, the feast begins! After the pie, the old lady swallows a whole squash, all of the salad, and the entire turkey! As Mother and Father watch in shock, the two children are delighted to see the old lady growing fatter and fatter. And, in the end, the old lady makes a surprising and humorous contribution to the holiday festivities. Jackson draws on some traditional Thanksgiving foods to give a familiar rhyme new zing. Schachner's exuberant, watercolor illustrations . . . are absolutely delightful.

When the old lady comes for dinner, she brings with her a pie and her appetite, but before she even reaches the table, she swallows the pie whole, then a squash, then an entire bowl of salad and then the turkey, in an amusing Thanksgiving tale.

More Information
ISBN 9780140565959
Author Alison Jackson pictures by Judith Byron Schachner
Number of Pages 30
Reading Level 2.5
Publisher Penguin Random House
Book Dimensions 10 x 9 in.
Shipping Weight .20 lb
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