Sunday, November 20, 2011

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie

My children love reading silly Thanksgiving books. One of our favorite read alouds this month has been I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson.

The Old Lady begins the story as a small figure but with each Thanksgiving dish she eats she grows larger and LARGER. The family fears she may die. They also fear she will eat their entire Thanksgiving meal. One of those fears is well founded.

The wording and illustrations make I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie a delight to read with children. But if you really want to make it fun, read with emphasis and excitement in your voice. You'll have your kids rolling with laughter as the food "rumbles and mumbles and grumbles inside her."

Does your family read silly books? Which is your favorite?

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Rachel said...

Have you ever read 'Soap Soap Don't Forget the Soap'. It's an Appalachian folk tale by Tom Birdseye. It's a really funny story but you have to use your best Southern hillbilly accent. You're kids will be cracking up.

Stephanie said...

I've never heard of this book but it sounds really cute. I occasionally use my best Arkansas hillbilly accent on my kids. They give me funny looks and want to know why I'm talking weird. My poor children don't realize that the accents of their RI friends is what sounds weird. :D

Carrie said...

We have this one! Love it also!!

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