Book Review: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey by Lucille Colandro

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Book Review: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey by Lucille Colandro


The old lady is at it again, and this time she's swallowing a Turkey . . . she's always been quirky!

You won't believe why this old lady swallowed a turkey, a ball, a hat, a balloon, a boat, some wheels, and a horn of plenty!

Read this book and find out why!


Eve Culley’s Review


If you love silliness, rhythms and giggles then this is the book for you. Perfect for the Thanksgiving season, and best of all I found a YouTube video that you can watch with the family. Enjoy! 5 stars



About the Author



Lucille Colandro has written many books for children, including the bestselling There Was an Old Lady series illustrated by Jared Lee.


Her first Old lady book, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat was written when her editor asked for a Halloween book where the main character didn’t die at the end.


Her book, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey made the NY Times Best Seller List in 2016.


Connect with Lucille at her website.


About the Illustrator


Jared Lee has illustrated more than 100 books for young readers.


He has received awards from the Society of Illustrators, the Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library Association, the National Cartoonists Society, and others. He lives in Ohio with his wife and a menagerie of dogs, cats, ponies, ducks, and a few unknown creatures.

About the Reviewer


Storytelling is as much a part of me as breathing is to my body. I have found that as I tell stories, putting them on paper, it makes room for the other stories that are building and will need to be told soon.


I write for children because of their wonderful imaginations. They are the very best at believing that the probable can become possible.


Nothing is any better than when the reader climbs into the adventure and joins the journey with you.


Connect with Eve on her website, blog, or on Twitter.


You can read Eve’s column on the 2nd Monday each month here at Mustard Seed Sentinel.



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