There Was An Old Mummy Who Swallowed A Spider

There Was An Old Mummy Who Swallowed A Spider

Book - 2015
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"As the old mummy makes his way across the graveyard and through the haunted castle, he swallows all kinds of creepy things. From a rat to witch's brew, and a crow to a spooky ghost, this mummy keeps swallowing and swallowing ... until finally there's a knock on the door. Trick or treat! Jennifer Ward's fun text and Steve Gray's zany artwork add a spooky Halloween twist to this adaptation of the popular song"--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Two Lions, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781477826379
1477826378
Branch Call Number: j Picture Book War
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Gray, Steve 1950-

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mmcbeth29
Feb 08, 2016

SUMMARY: This is a Halloween rendition of "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. "As the old mummy makes his way across a graveyard and through a haunted castle, he swallows all kinds of creepy things. From a rat to witches’ brew, and a crow to a spooky ghost, this mummy keeps swallowing and swallowing…until finally there’s a knock on the door. Trick or treat!"

ILLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations were created digitally. They are colorful, fun, and larger than life. There is plenty of creativity and spooky humor such as the freaked out skeleton who loses a bone.

REVIEW: First, I must say that Halloween is NOT one of the holidays on my celebrated list. Knowing that, giving this book five stars shows how good it was! What I liked best about this book was its silly fun in a slightly creepy kind of way. Plus the story leads up to an ultimate soft scare at the end. The illustrations give this book a spooky feeling throughout, but not in a macabre way. There is just enough creepy, with humor thrown in, to give a little scare to children without scarring them for life. I loved the thread of humor throughout the book and could feel how much kids would love reading or having this book read to them for Halloween. This book has a very high interest factor for independent readers.

AGE RECOMMENDATION: Advertised for ages 4-8. I wouldn't read to any younger ages unless you have a difficult to scare child.

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