Fall-out! There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro
THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED SOME LEAVES.
I DON'T KNOW WHY SHE SWALLOWED THOSE LEAVES.
PERHAPS SHE'LL SNEEZE!
That omnivorous old lady is back for another gluttonous seasonal session, this time in a salute to the icons of autumn. In turn she gobbles down an old shirt to hold the leaves, a pumpkin for the shirt to wear, a pole to hold up the pumpkin, and some pants and a rope to hold up the pants, all to fill out the ensemble. She's surely getting full, but at last it's time for the dessert....
THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED SOME HAY.
SHE DIDN'T SAY WHY SHE SWALLOWED SOME HAY....
SHE DID IT WITH EASE
AND STARTED TO SNEEZE--
Even preschoolers unfamiliar with the other Lucille Colandro books will probably be similarly bursting to tell what's going to come next--when with that sneeze out comes a fully assembled scarecrow, the historic symbol (going back to medieval England's "Corn Mann") to wish one and all a Happy Fall!
Colandro's latest entry into this popular series, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! (Scholastic, 2010) follows the familiar folk song's catchy, kid-pleasing rhythm and rhyme scheme in this salute to the changing seasons. Follow this one up with her There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! for a seasonal sing-along stew to welcome both fall and Halloween.