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Jennifer Ward
Jennifer Ward is the author of numerous acclaimed books for children, including Mama Built a Little Nest, illustrated by Steve Jenkins (Simon & Schuster / Beach Lane Books), What Will Grow? and What Will Hatch?, each illustrated by Susie Ghahremani (Bloomsbury Books for Children) and the... show more



Jennifer Ward is the author of numerous acclaimed books for children, including Mama Built a Little Nest, illustrated by Steve Jenkins (Simon & Schuster / Beach Lane Books), What Will Grow? and What Will Hatch?, each illustrated by Susie Ghahremani (Bloomsbury Books for Children) and the ever-popular series There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea, There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish, There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog and There Was an Odd Princess Who Swallowed a Pea, There Was an Old Martian Who Swallowed the Moon, and There Was an Old Mummy Who Swallowed a Spider.Her parenting books include, I Love Dirt! 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature, Let's Go Outside: Outdoor Activities and Projects to Get You and Your Kids Closer to Nature, and, It's a Jungle Out There: 52 Nature Adventures for City Kids, (Roost Books).Her work has been the recipient of many awards, including the IRA/CBC Children's Choice Award, the Giverny Award for Best Nonfiction Picture Book, a Learning Magazine Teachers Choice Award, among others.Jennifer writes full-time from her home in Illinois.

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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 7 months ago
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleCute Halloween-themed revamp of "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly". Very cute illustrations. I liked the style. I also liked the amount of detail in the illustrations. There are some rather silly rhymes on the tombstones in the cemetery. Nice ...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 3 years ago
Great story of a mummy who swallows that spider and the other things he swallows to get rid of it. Fantastic illustrations! Look closely at them as the are as funny as the story. Will be wonderful fun for your little one, especially at Halloween.
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 5 years ago
I really enjoyed this book. I read it to a classroom of 3rd graders this week and they said they loved it. Yes, it is just like the classic I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly but this pirate swallows some crazy stuff and “Yo ho ho! Watch his belly grow!” The kids chimed in on this one line refr...
ereksonj
ereksonj rated it 6 years ago
Ward's sense of rhythm for this rhyming text was pretty good. I didn't need it to rhyme, but not having it be that same sing-songy cadence showed some skill and control on her part. The painted-on-wood illustrations were beautiful to look at with the texture showing through, and Ghahremani's design ...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 6 years ago
Simple, charming and entertaining.
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