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Published: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 17:29 PM.

“I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie” by Alison Jackson

One of my favorite silly food stories is “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie” by Alison Jackson, with illustrations by Judith Byron Schachner. It’s a Thanksgiving story, but kids will enjoy it year-round.

The old lady who comes for Thanksgiving dinner has brought a mouthwatering pie — and a monstrous appetite!

To the horror of her flabbergasted hosts and the delight of their children — and readers — the ever expanding elder makes an unexpected contribution to the holiday festivities.

This book is the perfect treat for anyone needing a larger-than-life-size laugh.

Heather Nitzel is the Crestview Public Library's youth services librarian.



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