There Was an Old Giant Who Swallowed a Clock

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Once there was a giant who swallowed a clock. There seems no reason why this happened, but nonsense rhymes don’t really need a reason, now do they? This one cleverly follows the rollicking sing-song of “There was an old lady who swallowed a fly,” and tells the journey of a silly giant who swallows a clock, followed by a bunch of knitting to muffle the sound, then a moth to eat up the knitting, and honey to capture the moth, and on and on, with each addition getting just a little more ridiculous than the last until that crazy giant is eating up the moon.

Author Becky Davies has given a very fresh take to the old rhyming tale, and kids will have fun trying to guess what could possibly come next. They probably won’t get it right most of the time, as there is absolutely no logic to this rendition. The illustrations by Elina Ellis are filled with terrifically fun details that just add to the supreme silliness of this book. If completely and utterly silly is your cup of tea, this book is for you.

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Author Becky Davies • Elina Ellis, Illustrator
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Tiger Tales
Publish Date 2018-Mar-01
ISBN 9781680100761 Buy this Book
Issue April 2018
Category Children's


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