I Know a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello (Hardcover)

By Barbara Garriel, John O'Brien (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781590780435, 1pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2004



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 the Author

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.