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“There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A…” watch the video here!

There are so many version of this book. I am sure there are more, but these are some of my favorite versions. It is fun to talk with the kids about the similarities and differences between each story. I found all of these images at Google images. There are even more here than I thought there would be! How exciting!




The first video is one of the original readings. I love this video because it reads aloud the story and shows the words at the same time-and it is animated! Enjoy!

Here is the book to music!

Here is a cute little old lady reading “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Leaf”

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle-watch the video now!

I had no idea that YouTube had so many of my favorite children’s books, but in video form. Last week, Mrs. Garner, an amazing teacher that I work with, sent me a link for a story on YouTube. Now I am going crazy finding new links for stories. Children today still love to hear stories, but when you put the story to music and add animations, it makes it even better!

Eric Carle is the author and illustrator of many amazing books. You have probably read or listened to at least one of his stories.



Here is a video of Eric Carle reading his newest book. Enjoy!

Eric talks about his book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” here. Find out how his book was different when he first started writing it. He edited it and changed it to make it what it is today.

Here is an animated reading of the book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”