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There Was an Old Mummy Who Swallowed a Spider - Jennifer Ward, Steve Gray
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Cute Halloween-themed revamp of "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly". Very cute illustrations. I liked the style. I also liked the amount of detail in the illustrations. There are some rather silly rhymes on the tombstones in the cemetery. Nice balance of a little scary, but not too scary. Definitely more cute than scary. 

I will say that I tend to prefer Lucille Colandro's style a little more, because the things/animals the person swallows usually come up with no ill effects. I love the silliness of the story, but also like knowing that the things/animals swallowed aren't actually hurt. The ending of this book wasn't quite as clear cut and made me a little uneasy. I can easily see my childhood mind not being able to let go of wondering whether the witch was okay or not. 

Overall, good read with nice illustrations.