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There was an old lady who gobbled a skink. And a worm and a pail and a line and an oar and much more in this hilarious book about a crazy fisherwoman who swallows all the essentials for a successful fishing trip. With the ever looming threat of “perhaps she’ll sink,” readers will hold their breath in anticipation as she gobbles her way through the tackle box and then the b ...more
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published February 2nd 2016 by Sky Pony
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Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This fun tale will have kids laughing and asking "one more time please!' A comedic twist on the classic nursery rhyme "There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. " Kids will jump in to shout out the refrain..."Perhaps she'll sink," when it appears after each of the old woman's silly capers.

A grey-haired, pudgy fisherwoman with her signature red hat begins the story by downing a skink. Now why she would decide to scarf a lizard is beyond me but how offbeat is that? She proceeds to gulp a bobber,
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Carl Williams
Lyrics to songs are not static things. There is a long standing tradition in music of the people—and in stories too—of adding, changing, and adopting for new situations or just for fun. The Labor Movement did it. The Civil Rights Movement did it. Woody Guthrie did it all the time.

And that’s what happens here. There Was an Old Lady who Gobbled a Skink written by Tamera Will Wissinger, and illustrated by Anna Bermejo (Sky Pony Press © 2016 both text and illustrations) takes the cumulative song “Th
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Polly Holyoke
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this sweet, original picture book, the latest effort from the talented Tamera Wissinger. This author obviously relishes language, sound and wordplay. The bright, simple illustrations fit the text perfectly. This is a terrific read aloud, particularly for children who love silliness, fishing and the water.
Nancy Cavanaugh
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Readers will LOVE this new twist on an old tale - fun, fanciful text and bright, colorful illustrations make this book one that children will ask for time and time again.
Mary Lee
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
A fun addition to my collection of There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a.... books. The punchline at the end is hilarious!
Jill Talbert
Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cute book with colorful illustrations and catchy rhymes. I think all children will enjoy it!
I received the book for free through Goodreads Giveaways.
Connie
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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FTC Disclosure: I received this book free from Goodreads hoping I would review it.
Michele
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was an adorable addition to the "There Was an Old Lady..." take offs. Loved the crayon drawing like illustrations.
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Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads
It's an Old Lady book ... not much new, but hard not to like it!
Peggy
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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A clever and fun re-imagining of "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly," with a fishing theme. Such a fun direction to take it! A fantastic read-aloud that was hilarious.
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Tamera Wissinger writes stories and poetry for children. Her book Gone Fishing: A Novel In Verse, HMH, is an ALSC 2014 Notable Children's Book, a Children's Book Committee 2014 Best Children's Book of the Year, and an International Reading Association 2014 Teachers Choice Book. This Old Band, a counting concept book from Sky Pony Press is a 2015 Read to the Rhythm selection, and a 2014 Southwester ...more