Excellent, Toddler, Preschool, Halloween, repetition, rhyming
What won’t this old lady swallow? We may never know why she has the appetite to swallow these crazy Halloween themed creatures, but it keeps the readers guessing as to what spooky creature may be on the next page…a bat, an owl, a cat? She continues to swallow different things until she swallows a wizard. This wizard casts a spell causing her to yell "trick or treat!" This yell produces a giant burp that releases all of the Halloween creatures.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 97.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss5/97