There Was An Old Dragon Who Swallowed A Knight

There Was An Old Dragon Who Swallowed A Knight

Book - 2015
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In this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme, a greedy, hungry dragon eventually learns moderation.
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2015
ISBN: 9780385390804
Branch Call Number: KLOSTER
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Mantle, Ben


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Aug 08, 2017

My little 3 yr old loves these books, definitely worth reading

Mariangela_S Aug 16, 2016

A traditional story with a unique twist. Older audience might appreciate the rhyme and enjoy the story. (Division one.)

Jan 03, 2016

SUMMARY: This is a medieval take on the traditional There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. In this version, the dragon begins by swallowing a knight. We don't know why he swallowed the knight--it's not polite! The dragon then goes on to swallow a succession of items until he is so bloated, he must burp it all out again--except the knight who is just right for a dragon meal.

ILLUSTRATIONS: The pictures are fun and full of detail and color. Kids will get a kick out of the dragon spewing everything back up at the end.

REVIEW: This was a fun take on the old version--complete with a knight, a squire, a trusty steed and a damsel in distress. Kids will like the humor throughout the story. The rhyming is great too. It gets a little shaky right at the end, but I loved the creativity. I especially loved the steed who drove the dragon crazy with his clippity clippity clippity clop!

AGE RECOMMENDATION: Advertised for ages 3-7, but I think it is better for ages 4-8.

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