Saturday, September 26, 2009


Can you imagine coming from such talented folk...three Emberley's-father, daughter and granddaughter are the authors/illustrators/songwriters of There was an old monster (2009). The song is linked with the title-click and listen!!

My peaceful girl picked this out of our library stack for reading last night and she loved the rhythm of it and wanted to read it again and again. I think it is a perfect lead in for Halloween books and kids will totally love the accompanying song! There are so many different versions of There was an old lady who swallowed a fly, (Simms Taback is number one, for me, though! There was an old monster adds its own unique quirkiness!

Enjoy-it will make you smile and snap your fingers!

I attempted several times to access Ed Emberley's website and couldn't. I was asked to download flashplayer, did it and still couldn't get to his site-?
I'm sure it is cool and I feel a little left out!
Peaceful Girl likes to match things up (are you surprised?) and she paired this book up with my copy of The Flim-Flam Fairies by the very funny song man Alan Katz!! This book tries to get kids to put other substances under their pillows instead of teeth!! Kids will love this book but I probably won't be reading it for storytime!! Click here for Alan Katz's website.
The illustrations are very, very funny-especially the last one-Click here for Michael Slack's site.
Click here to see the cookbook I have to order for my library!!

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