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There was an old lady who swallowed a turkey

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey! - Lucille Colandro, Jared D. Lee

Writren by: Lucille Colandro 

Illustrated by: Jared Lee 


This is a spin off of the classic story, "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly". You will not believe what she had decided to swallow this time tho! How does she have that much room in her stomach.


I would use this book with 2nd and 3rd grade during Thanksgiving. I would give students different cards with the pictures of items she swallowed on them. During the song when it mentioned their card, they would stand up and sing that part. I would also complete a sequencing activity after, asking students to put the animals she swallowed in the correct order.