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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (169 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lucille Colandro Narrator: Skip Hinnant Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The “There Was an Old Lady” Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545123976
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A wacky new Christmas version of the classic "There Was an Old Lady" song!

Format: Paperback book and CD

This time, the hungry old lady swallows a bell, bows, gifts, a sack, a sleigh, and some reindeer! She's about to swallow a candy cane for dessert, when she hears a jolly "Ho! Ho! Ho!" Santa Claus is waiting for a ride! Watch what happens when she whistles, with amazing results!

With rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version of a classic song will appeal to young readers with every turn of the page--a fun story for Christmastime!

NARRATED by Skip Hinnant
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Skip Hinnant lives up to his name in his narration. With a bouncy intonation he lands perfectly on every rhyme, playing up both its silliness and the joy of the Christmas season.”

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  • “A funny holiday story children are sure to love!…This is a great book to share with children around the Christmas holiday.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/6/2014

    " The kids at storytime (ages 0-5) loved this. I made up little pictures of each thing the old lady swallowed and when she swallowed the item in the book, the kids could 'feed' the old lady I had made. They made me read this story 3 times "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 1/1/2014

    " A chapter book for children around the first grade reading level. It is written in the Dr. Seuss format and tells the story of an old woman who swallows things related to Christmas. My grand-niece enjoyed it immensely when I read it to her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristie | 12/14/2013

    " Very fun nonsense book for kids. Good giggly fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 11/20/2013

    " Attempting to capitalize on the old lady who swallowed a fly franchise Colandro had written a holiday version. Pretty flimsy and the conclusion makes no logical sense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Savannah | 10/15/2013

    " A weird little story, as all the "There was an Old Lady..." book are, about a lady who eats odd items. You can use this book to discuss winter and the christmas holiday. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wanda | 10/14/2013

    " Another of many spin-offs of the old lady who swallowed the fly. I really didn't think it was clever enough to be worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 8/27/2013

    " My boys think it is funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy Morton | 6/5/2013

    " If you like There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly you will probably like this one. I had the children ring their jingle bells everytime they heard the word bell and they loved it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne | 2/19/2013

    " Doesn't quite flow and isn't the great holiday read aloud you'd think it would be. Oh well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 2/16/2013

    " Based on, "There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jillian Reed | 9/1/2012

    " A silly rhyme book that illustrates a woman who swallows gifts, bows, deer, sleigh, and a sleigh. At the end of the story the reader and listeners find out the old last did all this to help santa out for Christmas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 6/15/2012

    " Get ready for reindeer and Santa with this fun read that is sure to delight children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luana | 5/13/2012

    " These Old Lady books are great for sequencing. Children are to figure out the next thing that happens. It can even be used to teach cause and effect. Ideal for Pre-K - First Grade. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Smoot | 3/28/2012

    " The same old lady is back again swallowing varies items but with a Christmas or Holiday theme. Great rhyming book as well as sequencing book to use in literacy lessons. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trista | 3/17/2012

    " Another book for younger students with rhyme and repetition. This one has Santa Claus in it - cute story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Goode | 2/2/2012

    " A fun holiday book to sing. The kids LOVE the ending and I did too! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cristina | 11/8/2011

    " Humorous, good story for a storytime. Two minuses though: I didn't care for the illustrations, and the ending seemed illogical, it just came out of nowhere as if the author didn't have a better way to end things. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelci Cox-Griswold | 9/16/2011

    " The old lady swallows a bell. She then swallows numerous things to go with it. Eventually she whistles and it all comes back out. I didn't really like this book, but it would be good to read with young kids because of the repitition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Talayeh | 8/10/2011

    " it was a really funny book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/30/2011

    " This book is so funny, students will love it. An old lady swallows all things related to Christmas and almost ruins Christmas. But then Santa comes to help out. This would be a great read aloud before the winter break. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Savannah | 4/15/2011

    " A weird little story, as all the "There was an Old Lady..." book are, about a lady who eats odd items. You can use this book to discuss winter and the christmas holiday. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 12/3/2010

    " Attempting to capitalize on the old lady who swallowed a fly franchise Colandro had written a holiday version. Pretty flimsy and the conclusion makes no logical sense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/5/2010

    " The same old lady is back again swallowing varies items but with a Christmas or Holiday theme. Great rhyming book as well as sequencing book to use in literacy lessons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/30/2010

    " This book is so funny, students will love it. An old lady swallows all things related to Christmas and almost ruins Christmas. But then Santa comes to help out. This would be a great read aloud before the winter break. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanesmommy | 3/9/2009

    " AR reading level ?
    Guided reading level ?
    Interest level K - 2 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristie | 1/19/2009

    " Very fun nonsense book for kids. Good giggly fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 9/20/2008

    " Based on, "There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne | 12/20/2007

    " Doesn't quite flow and isn't the great holiday read aloud you'd think it would be. Oh well. "

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About the Narrator

Skip Hinnant is an American actor and comedian. Hinnant’s first major role was as Cathy’s boyfriend, Ted, on The Patty Duke Show from 1963 to 1965. In 1967, he played Schroeder in the original off-Broadway cast of Clark Gesner’s You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, where his older brother, Bill Hinnant, played Snoopy.