There Was an Old Martian Who Swallowed the Moon

There Was an Old Martian Who Swallowed the Moon From the creators of the bestselling There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog comes a silly out of this world rendition of the popular Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly song Join the old Martian as he

  • Title: There Was an Old Martian Who Swallowed the Moon
  • Author: Jennifer Ward Steve Gray
  • ISBN: 9781477826287
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the creators of the bestselling There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog comes a silly, out of this world rendition of the popular Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly song.Join the old Martian as he swallows the moon, a comet, a rover, and Then he blasts off in his spaceship beep, beep, ZOOM Zany illustrations show the alien s belly growing and growing as he eFrom the creators of the bestselling There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog comes a silly, out of this world rendition of the popular Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly song.Join the old Martian as he swallows the moon, a comet, a rover, and Then he blasts off in his spaceship beep, beep, ZOOM Zany illustrations show the alien s belly growing and growing as he eats his way through the galaxy But what happens when the Martian gets to the sun Jennifer Ward s silly text and Steve Gray s lively artwork take readers out of this world in this fun adaptation of the popular song.

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    1. Told in the same fashion as “There was an Old Lady”, this rhyming story depicts a hungry Martian that swallows anything he can get his mouth around. From comets to cows and even a rover, the Martian eats and eats, but there seems to be no rhyme or reason. Along comes the Sun and everything changes indeed. Neo laughed as I rushed the story along, listing the menu of items that were consumed until the very end, when things abruptly changed.

    2. I was fortunate enough to win a copy through a Giveaway. Overall, I enjoyed this book from cover to cover. The illustrations are marvelous and will definitely draw children's attention to the funny rhymes. I'm excited to see the children enjoy this in our collection. It seems like a book that will be very popular in our story times.

    3. I received this book through first reads. It's an interesting soon off from on the "Old Lady who swallowed a fly". My nine year old thought it was funny and is bringing it to school to read to her little buddy in kindergarten!

    4. Super cute The pictures are very colorful and detailed. Easy to read and definitely fun for a bedtime story. My son liked it.

    5. I received my copy of There Was an Old Martian Who Swallowed the Moon free through the First Reads program. Riffs on this folk song have been turned into picture books way more times than I know, but most aren't quite like There Was an Old Martian Who Swallowed the Moon. While Jennifer Ward's playful lyrics are of the same professional caliber as other versions of the song, Steve Gray's artwork is unexpectedly soaring and splendid, notable for its rich colors, ambitious scope, and eye-pleasing [...]

    6. I love reading aloud to my granddaughter and giving her the opportunity to read back to me. Finding an age appropriate book that allows me to get animated as I read is not always easy. "There Was an Old Martian Who Swallowed the Moon" by Jennifer Ward and beautifully illustrated by Steve Gray is such a book. By the time I was on page 3 Isabella was giggling wildly. I thought she might be laughing at me so I asked her, "What are you laughing about?" She replied, "this book is so funny." And right [...]

    7. SUMMARY: In this version of "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly," a martian buzzes about the universe eating things. He eats the moon, a cow, and even the sun. But then he is doneLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations were created digitally. They are colorful, fun, and simplistic enough for the younger crowdE GOOD: I very much enjoyed the fun of watching the martian zipping about eating things in space. Between eating things, there were words like, Blast off, Beep, and zoom, allowing for younger [...]

    8. I've got a special fondness for picture books starring aliens. They're just always so delightfully silly and often clueless about the world of humans. This little green fellow doesn't disappoint. Follow along as he gleefully disrupts the cow jumping over the moon and derails our solar system, gleefully gobbling up some of Nasa's expensive equipment in the process. This tale of an alien on a binge is a bit shorter than the classic There Was an old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly tale because it skips s [...]

    9. (I received this book for free from a giveaway.)There Was an Old Martian Who Swallowed the Moon is exactly what you would expect from a re-telling of The Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly. The objects are replaced with funny space-related things. The illustrations are zany and goofy. I wasn't particularly impressed by it. My kids love the repetition, but that's obviously inherent to the original. The illustrations also feel impersonal and strange, and that's HUGE when illustrations are so much of t [...]

    10. What Fun! I giggled the whole way throughAdults will love reading this to their kids. I thought it was hilarious; kids will likely bust a gut. The pictures are bright and funny; a perfect complement to the rhyming story. The ending was quite a surprise. :-) Highly recommended. If you enjoy it, I would just buy it in print. (This is why I love KindleUnlimited. You can try before you buy and, as long as you read at least 10% of the book, the author gets a royalty. A win-win.)

    11. I won a copy of this book from a giveaway.I love the illustrations in this book.The story itself is cute and enjoyable.However, I was a little disappointed that the items the Martian swallowed weren't connected.Like how the old lady swallowed a dog, to catch a cat, to catch a bird, to catch a spider, to catch a fly.Maybe it's just too difficult to connect planetary bodies in a similar fashion.

    12. I received this book as part of the giveaway. The illustrations were beautiful and the rhymes were cute. The bright colors were awesome and kids will love it. My only critic is that it could have been a little longer and the cow rhyme is cheating a little off of the original "Old Lady Who Swallowed A".

    13. In the classic style of the old woman who swallowed a fly, this martian is zipping and zooming all over the universe to fill his belly. He swallows the moon, a cow, a comet, a spaceship, a rover,and even Mars. But when he swallows the sun… he’s done! julianaleewriter/books-ali

    14. A new version of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. Very colorful & whimsical art. Read it to children after they have become familiar with the original story so they can enjoy a new story with a different twist.

    15. This is my sons favorite book. He has me read it to him at least 3 times a week. Great, simple story, and fantastic illustrations. I very much recommend it.In compliance with FTC guidelines, I must disclose that I received this book for free through First Reads.

    16. My five year old was all giggles. Very fun book.My son loves to listen to stories before bed. This one he really liked he laughed and laughed. I enjoyed watching him listen as much as he enjoyed the story.

    17. I was able to preview this book through FirstReads. This book is a super fun take off of old song " There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly". The artwork is AMAZING and makes this story come alive. I can easily see my self singing this tune. A must have for your library.

    18. This is a very nice book for children! The illustrations are amazing. I would recommend this book and author to anyone who is looking for something great and different to read to children.It is also a good book for beginning readers.

    19. There was an Old Martian Who Swallowed the Moon is a new version of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. In this new version the illustrations are silly and imaginative. I found it was much more fun to sing the book instead of reading it. Children will love the pictures and silly noises.

    20. Awesomely cute book and story. Quick and easy to read. Love the Martian and how colorful and vibrant the pictures are. Definitely a great book for story time!

    21. It's not my personal favorite, but it seems like one that would go over really well at storytime. Very silly. Rhyming. A fun spin on a classic children's song.

    22. Completely quirky and fun story about an alien traversing the solar system eating a wide variety of space objects along the way.Illustrations are great!

    23. This was pretty coolMy 13, 6, and 5 year olds loved this book.d so did I! I definitely recommend reading this book with your child(ren) or just for yourself.

    24. Fun little storyMy 5 year old thought it was fun and loved to read along and guess the rhymes as the story went on.

    25. I have always liked books that use this rhyming pattern. I like this book why more than the original story. The illustrations are funny, and no one dies at the end. #beatthebacklist #hermione #t

    26. An adorably fun outer space take on "the old lady who swallowed" story. I enjoyed the nursery rhyme reference in the items the Martian swallows (cow).

    27. A very fun book for young readers. Surprisingly, 'comet' wasn't rhymed :-) The illustrations are very appropriate to the zany 'story'.

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