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  • Published: New York : Orchard Books, 2009.
  • Year Published: 2009
  • Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 670

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780545101455
  • 054510145X

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There was an old monster

by Emberley, Rebecca.

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Call number: E EMB

Available Copies: Downtown Youth PicBks

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In this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme, a monster swallows ants, a lizard, a bat, and other creatures to try to cure a stomach ache than began when he swallowed a tick.

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This is a fun book for kids with colorful illustrations. Great for kids who enjoy reading stories about funny monsters.

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