Golly Gump Swallowed a Fly

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Parents Magazine Press, 1981 - Yawning - 44 pages
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A prize-winning yawner encounters steadily increasing troubles as he tries to get rid of the fly he accidentally swallows.

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A great text for visual spatial learners. I read this book hundreds of times to my daughter who is a visual spatial learner when she was a little girl. At the time I did not realize that I was meeting a learning need that was going to make her a successful reader later in life. She is now in Chiropractic School and has hundreds of pages to read every week. Because of setting a foundation with this particular book and others like this one, we see the results.
We loved reading Golly Gump Swallowed a Fly. This was a silly book but, a great book in helping her to learn blended sounds while having fun.
Thanks, Joanna Cole.
J. Glass

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Joanna Cole was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 11, 1944. She attended the University of Massachusetts, Indiana University, and City College of New York where she earned a degree in Psychology. Ms. Cole has worked as an elementary school teacher, a librarian, and a children's book editor. As a child, she loved science and explaining things and this is why she started writing children's books. She writes fiction and non-fiction titles. Her most well-known series are the Magic School Bus and the "Body." Cole's books have received a number of honors. A Horse's Body and A Snake's Body were both named Outstanding Science Trade Books for children by the joint committee of the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council. In 1982, A Snake's Body was named a Children's Choice Book by the joint committee of the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council. Both A Cat's Body and A Bird's Body were Junior Literary Guild selections. In 1991, she was awarded the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction award.

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