There Was An Old Monster by Rebecca, Adrian and Ed Emberly is another title that has been nominated for the 2011 Colorado Children’s Book Awards.
Amazon Product Description
“There was an old monster who swallowed a tick
I don't know why he swallowed that tick
'Cause it made him feel sick!
When he swallowed some ants, he danced in his pants. He swallowed a lizard, a bat, a jackal, and a bear. Then he tried to swallow a lion . . . ROAR!--Now that monster is no more! Children will laugh along with the funny text, bright bold illustrations, and delightful song.”
Children who enjoy I Know An Old Woman Who Swallowed a Pie will enjoy this book as well. The lyrics are silly and whimsical. The illustrations look like those done by a child – I don’t mean that in a bad way. I mean that children will appreciate them; because this is a monster (and other creatures) they could draw. (Much the same way they could draw the characters from Mo Willems Pigeon books.)
Recommended for ages 4 - 8.
Mrs. Archer's Rating: 4 of 5