I Know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello by Barbara Garriel

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He's shy, a wallflower. He's the man at the side of the room listening to a duet for cello and viola. Even now you wouldn't notice him. But our shy fellow suddenly has an urge to swallow a cello, which is precisely what he does. And he doesn't stop there. He follows it with a harp, a sax, and a fiddle. On and on he goes, trying to satisfy his voracious appetite for musical instruments. A strange diet, you say? It's the perfect diet for a strange fellow, a strange, shy fellow.
 

About Barbara Garriel

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Barbara S. Garriel lives in Bayville, New York. This is her first book.John O'Brien is also the author and illustrator of Mother Hubbard's Christmas, which Booklist calls "a yuk-filled read-aloud." He lives in Delran, New Jersey.
 
Published April 1, 2004 by Boyds Mills Press. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Surreal illustrations add disturbing and enjoyable vigor to this adaptation of “I Know an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly.” The shy fellow is listening to a string duet when, much to the consternation of the cellist, he swallows the cello—“perhaps he’ll bellow.” This strange gentleman, now shaped l...

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Instead of an old woman who swallows a fly, this droll cumulative tale introduces a shy fellow who swallows a cello.

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