Judith Byron Schachner

Book Review: I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie

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I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie

by Alison Jackson, illustrated by Judith Byron Schachner

Ages 4-7, 32 pages


This book is similar to I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly¬†as she continues to eat more and more. It begins with an old lady who ate a Thanksgiving pie that was really too dry. She then drinks cider to moisten the dry pie. The humorous tale continues as she eats squash, a whole turkey, an entire cake, but what puts her over the top is some bread. The old lady becomes so huge at the end that she’s in a Thanksgiving parade. It’s a fun book that I’m sure most will get a laugh at. Perhaps you’ll think twice before going up for seconds.