There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight


There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight written by Penny Parker Klostermann and illustrated by Ben Mantle (2015)

Timeless tale of Dragons and Knights… and swallowing things! Following the same pattern as the classic, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, this dragon swallows one thing after another. As the reader is reminded at the end of each stanza, ‘it’s not polite’. But then the dragon does something even more impolite… he burps! Out comes everything except the knight. Apparently, he’s okay with swallowing a knight!


Fun! Fun! Fun! Dragon vs Knight. Why does the knight always win? In this story the dragon wins! And, really, isn’t that how it should be?

Play along with your own medieval playset. Or make your own. All you need is a dragon and a knight, oh and a steed, and a squire, and a cook, and a lady, and a castle, and a moat… but really just a dragon and a knight. You can imagine the rest!

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