There was an Old Monkey who Swallowed a Frog

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Marshall Cavendish, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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A wacky retelling of a popular tale finds an insatiable monkey growing a distended belly as he swallows a frog, a toucan, an iguana and other rain forest creatures.

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User Review  - bmwade - LibraryThing

The silly monkey swallows a frog, a bat, some cocoa, a mango, an iguana, and other silly animals and spices that monkeys do not eat. By the end night comes and poor monkey's tummy is hurting and ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Old monkey swallows bits and pieces of the rainforest to a cumulative refrain, a rhythm and melody straight from that little old lady: "He swallowed the toucan to squawk at the bat. / He swallowed the ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Jennifer Ward is the author of numerous acclaimed books for children, including I Love Dirt! 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature, The Busy Tree, There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog, and There Was an Odd Princess Who Swallowed a Pea. Her books have received many honors, including the Giverny Award for Best Children's Science Picture Book, the Growing Young Readers' Book Award, the American Booksellers Association "Book Sense Pick of the Lists", a Learning Magazine "Teachers' Choice Award for Best Children's Picture Book", a "Parents' Choice Award", a Governor's First Grade Book Selection for the states of New Jersey and Arizona, a Barnes & Noble Author of the Month two years in a row, and a Grand Canyon Reader's Award winner and honors recipient, among others. A former educator, Jennifer now writes full time from her home in the Midwest. Learn more:

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