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{There Was an Old Mermaid Who Swallowed a Shark!:  Lucille Colandro}There Was an Old Mermaid Who Swallowed a Shark! by Lucille Colandro
Series: There Was an Old Lady
Published by Cartwheel Books on March 27, 2018
Genres: Childrens
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – There was an old mermaid who swallowed a shark. I don’t know why she swallowed a shark, but it left no mark!

Scholastic’s bestselling Old Lady is starring in a brand-new adventure series that will make you laugh AND learn! In this new spin-off, the Old Lady turns into an Old Mermaid, travels down into the ocean, and swallows a shark… and a squid, and a fish, and an eel, and a crab, and a sea star, and a clam… Why? Well, it was fun to cram her mouth with a clam!

Two new characters lead the reader through this hilarious adventure while exchanging some awesome facts about the creatures down under for a light take on nonfiction that’s perfect for this age. With expanded sea creature back matter and a search-and-find game at the end, this Old Mermaid is making quite a splash!

{My thoughts} – This is written in the same style as all the other books. However, instead of an old lady swallowing things it’s an old mermaid. I must admit it is an interesting change in events.

I enjoy these books because they are rather silly. The illustrations always coincide with the words upon the pages. I honestly can’t wait until my 20 month old finds her sense of humor. I’m hoping that she will find these books just as silly as I do. I look forward to when that day comes.

I recommend this book for any child that has a sense of humor, has enjoyed pools in this series before or just likes silly stories. It will make a great addition to their library.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.