Her Funny Valentine: Thew Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose by Lucille Colandro
THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A ROSE,
I DON'T KNOW WHY, BUT SHE SWALLOWED A ROSE.
BUT THAT'S HOW IT GOES.
That capacious and rapacious old lady with the unique appetite is back, just in time for the days of valentines and roses.
Having previously gulped her way through autumn leaves, snow, bats, clover, and a sleigh bell for almost every holiday on the calendar, civil or otherwise, she knows the rose will go right down, along with lace, candy, and a jewel to set off the finishing touch, a Valentine card. She even adds a popular decorative touch after she swallows a big red heart.
SHE WASN'T A QUITTER....
SHE SWALLOWED THAT GLITTER.
Satisfied, the Old Lady blows a kiss...along with an impressive big red Valentine in this irresistibly spoofy versified version of the old folk song, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, designed and rhymed for St. Valentine's Day, Lucille Colandro's There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose! (Scholastic/Cartwheel Books), illustrated, as always, by Jared Lee's over-the-top cartoon drawings. For a timely twosome and some February fun, read or sing this one along with one of Colandro's best, There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! (and comes up with a snowman, of course).