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Children's Fiction Camping & Outdoor Activities

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Moose

by (author) Chrissy Bozik

illustrated by Scot Ritchie

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2019
Camping & Outdoor Activities, Humorous Stories
Recommended Age
3 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 2
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2019
    List Price

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A quintessentially Canadian take on the old lady who swallows everything!


There was an old lady who swallowed a moose.

What's the use in swallowing a moose?

It won't come loose!


So she swallows a lake to wash out the moose, then some sticks to dam the lake, then a beaver and so on and so on . . . Before you know it, she's swallowed a mosquito that tickles and itches and makes the old lady squirm, wiggle and twitch until . . . she sneezes out a great Canadian campsite.


Young readers will enjoy the fun and zany progression of the old lady's antics. The unconventional humour with a true north setting will make this a book kids will want to sing over and over.

About the authors


Chrissy Bozik
est enseignante et responsable des ressources pédagogiques pour Scholastic
Canada. Elle adore combiner les mathématiques et la littérature. Elle est
coauteure du livre 101 Math Jokes et auteure de l'album Le défilé des fantômes, aussi illustré par Patricia Storms.
Chrissy habite à Toronto.


CHRISSY BOZIK hails from Dorchester, ON. She is a teacher, a marketer of teaching resources, and is also the co-author (with Erin O’Connor) of 101 Math Jokes.

Chrissy Bozik's profile page


Scot Ritchie est un auteur-illustrateur primé vivant à Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique. Il a illustré, et parfois écrit, plus de 40 livres pour enfants, dont Suivons la carte, Dis-moi pourquoi et There was an Old Lady that Swallowed a Puck.


Scot Ritchie is an award winning illustrator who lives in Vancouver British Columbia. He has illustrated over 40 children's books, (some of which he also wrote) including Let's Go! The Story of Getting from There to Here, Up, Up and Away and the Basics for Beginners series, Hockey, Baseball and Soccer.



Scot Ritchie's profile page

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