There Was an Old Gator Who Swallowed a Moth

B J Lee (Author) David Opie (Illustrator)


Gators and panthers and crabs, oh my!
The classic cumulative tale There Was an Old Lady gets a Floridian flourish in this charming adaptation. Down in the southern swamps a hungry gator accidentally swallows a moth. Of course, he swallows a crab to get the moth! What will he swallow next? The gator predictably continues swallowing bigger and bigger creatures until the unexpected happens--all over the page! Along the way to its hilarious ending, the story--strengthened by the delightful illustrations--introduces readers of all ages to the many critters, both big and small, of the Florida swamp. With a familiar use of repetition and an abundance of rhythm, this silly story is perfect for read-aloud experiences

Product Details

$16.99  $15.63
Pelican Publishing Company
Publish Date
January 28, 2019
8.8 X 0.2 X 11.0 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Author B. J. Lee earned an MA in library and information science from Simmons College. A Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators member, her poetry is published in magazines and anthologies, including National Geographic's Book of Nature Poetry.
Illustrator David Opie earned a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and MFA in illustration as visual essay from the School of Visual Arts. He is a member of the Picture Book Artists Association and Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.