There was an old lady who swallowed a trout that splished and splashed and thrashed about. It wanted out!" So begins this cumulative rhyme based upon the tried-and-true nonsense verse "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly." Sloat's version has a Pacific Northwest setting; a salmon, otter, seal, porpoise, walrus, whale, and an ocean are also consumed. The verse concludes with the woman opening her mouth, freeing the ocean and the various creatures she has ingested. Ruffins's colorful illustrations reflect both the zaniness of the rhyme and the coastal locale.

11.01.2010 ::
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Henry Huggins

Henry Huggins

by Beverly Cleary

Lady Who Swallowed a Trout

Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout

by Teri Sloat

First Grade Stinks!

First Grade Stinks

by Mary Ann Rodman