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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Puck Canadian Title

By Stella Partheniou Grasso   Illustrated by Scot Ritchie   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443128858 Paperback
32 Pages | 8.02" x 10.03" | Ages 3 to 7

A quintessentially Canadian take on the old lady who swallows everything!

There was an old lady who swallowed a puck.
What rotten luck! She swallowed a puck.
And now it's stuck.

So down goes a goalie to save the puck, followed by a mask, two gloves, a stick, a net, the rink, some fans, the Cup, a ref, and some players. Soon, the old lady's belly is swaying and shaking with the hockey game she's just swallowed!

The rhyming text, over-the-top silliness, and hockey action will make this book a favourite to be read aloud again and again.

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