There was an old monkey who swallowed a frog

by Ward, Jennifer, 1963-

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
Baldwin Borough Library Picture Book J WAR
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  J WAR
Dormont Public Library Fairy/Folk FAIRY/FOLK WARD
Location  Dormont Public Library
Collection  Fairy/Folk
Jefferson Hills Public Library Easy Fiction E FIC WAR
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Easy Fiction
Call Number  E FIC WAR
Moon Township Public Library Easy ANIMALS JE WARD
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Easy

There was an old monkey who swallowed a frog, a bat, a mango, a toucan, an iguana, and more! What a hog! Zany illustrations rendered digitally by Steve Gray show monkey's belly growing and growing as he eats a host of jungle creatures in this adaptation of the popular children's song, inspired by the rain forest.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The popular cumulative nonsense rhyme, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, is the inspiration for this fun parody. The digital artwork adds to the wild uproar with kinetic scenes of pop-eyed monsters that bump and squash each other and squawk through the jungle before an old monkey swallows them whole and mixes them together. The grotesque images, with the creatures and foods crowding into the monkey's ever-expanding belly, sometimes feel too packed, but the rhyming words, which stay true to the original song's rhythm, are fun for reading aloud: I don't know why he swallowed the frog. / What a hog! Young children will join in with slurping and burping noises of their own as they relish the repeated silly sounds and gross-out animal action.--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Migrating to a rainforest setting, the creators of There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea present another wacky take on this tune. After swallowing his first victim ("I don't know why he swallowed the frog. What a hog!"), the googly-eyed monkey downs three animated cocoa beans "to sweeten the frog," followed by a sequence of outlandish items and animals. Gray's digitally rendered illustrations alternately reveal the feasting monkey and the (remarkably) cheerful captives inside his stomach. Text and art deliver equal measures of over-the-top zaniness. Ages 4-9. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Folk songs, English -- England -- Texts.
Folk songs -- England.
Nonsense verses.
Publisher New York :Marshall Cavendish,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Little old lady who swallowed a fly.
Contributors Gray, Steve, 1950-
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm x 28 cm
ISBN 9780761455806
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