There Was An Old Sailor

There Was an Old Sailor Book CoverOffering a fresh new take on the classic story, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly,” this playful, rhyming picture book begins with a white-bearded sailor swallowing a krill.  As he progressively swallows larger and larger sea creatures, a retelling of all the previously eaten animals is given.  Simple, cheerful illustrations accompany the rhyming and repetition, making this a perfect read aloud. At the end of the story, a two-page spread depicts all the previously swallowed creatures and offers factual information about each one. cc
Title: There Was An Old Sailor
Author: Claire Saxby
: Cassandra Allen
: Kids Can Press
: 2014
Original language
: English
: 978-1771380225
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 3-10
: Picture book
Book setting
: Australia
Author’s residence
: Australia
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Australian
Illustrator’s residence
: Switzerland
: 2011 Crystal Kite Award
: Australia, Oceania, Rhyme, Sailors, Sea creatures

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