I Know a Shy Fellow who Swallowed a Cello

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Boyds Mills Press, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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He's shy, a wallflower. He's the man at the side of the room listening to a duet for cello and viola. Even now you wouldn't notice him. But our shy fellow suddenly has an urge to swallow a cello, which is precisely what he does. And he doesn't stop there. He follows it with a harp, a sax, and a fiddle. On and on he goes, trying to satisfy his voracious appetite for musical instruments. A strange diet, you say? It's the perfect diet for a strange fellow, a strange, shy fellow.

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User Review  - MichelleForestier - LibraryThing

I know a shy fellow who swallowed a cello is similar to the book, I know an old lady who swallowed a fly. This version is about a man who swallows a cello but we do not know why and it continues with ... Read full review

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User Review  - l_rigsby - LibraryThing

This poem follows a pattern many children will already be familiar with. I think they would find it very enjoyable, however something about the illustrations of a person swallowing instruments and then belching them back up was a little disturbing to me. Read full review

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Barbara S. Garriel lives in Bayville, New York. This is her first book.

John O'Brien is also the author and illustrator of Mother Hubbard's Christmas, which Booklist calls "a yuk-filled read-aloud." He lives in Delran, New Jersey.

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