There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Puck
Stella Partheniou Grasso
Illustrated by Scot Ritchie
32 pages ▪ 8" x 10" ▪ paperback
There was an old lady who swallowed a puck.
What rotten luck! She swallowed a puck.
And now it's stuck.
An over-the-top silly story about an old lady who just can't get enough hockey.
When the old lady accidentally swallows the puck during the big game, the goalie goes in for the save only to get stuck himself. Pretty soon everything and everyone gets into the action. What's it going to take to save the puck?
Scot Ritchie and I teamed up on this quintessentially Canadian variation on the traditional cumulative song "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly." I can't begin to count the number of times I've sang this song. But I will always remember the first time I heard it. The Niagara Falls Public Library organized a summer reading program every year. The program finished off with a party and those who read the most books got awards. As much as I loved reading, I was never the top reader for the summer but I had fun at the parties anyway. It was at one of those parties that I first learned "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly."
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