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There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight is author Penny Parker Klostermann’s debut picture book. There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight is based on the children’s song “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.” Penny’s tale follows a dragon who knows nothing of moderation or patience. However, thanks to the handiwork of Penny and illustrator Ben Mantle, the old dragon seems to know comedic timing. He swallows a noble night, a steed who runs at too fast a speed, and many other objects in the land — living or not. Something tells us this dragon is going to learn a lesson, today.

This episode of Read Out Loud was filmed during The Rhyming Picture Book Revolution Conference at KidLit TV HQ.

KidLit TV’s Read Out Loud series is perfect for parents, teachers, and librarians. Use these readings for nap time, story time, bedtime … anytime!

No matter how many swallowed-fly titles you own, this one belongs on your shelf too. — Kirkus Reviews

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There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight

ABOUT THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON WHO SWALLOWED A KNIGHT

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by Penny Parker Klostermann, illustrated by Ben Mantle
Published by Random House

We all know that there was an old lady who swallowed lots of things. Now meet the old dragon who swallows pretty much an entire kingdom Will he ever learn a little moderation? This rollicking rhyme is full to bursting with sight gags, silly characters, and plenty of burps Parents and kids alike will delight in Ben Mantle’s precisely funny illustrations and in Penny Parker Klostermann’s wacky rhymes.

  • Click here to download the There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight activity guide from Random House.
  • Click here to download additional activities from Penny Parker Klostermann’s site!

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