'There was an old lady who' is a great beginning for readers of all ages! The classroom age range is likely 5-8 which means any class kindergarten through third grade would enjoy this book.
I would be most likely to use this book at the beginning of the year when we talk about our summer vacations. There is sure to be mention of the beach and this would fit right in. I would use it to teach cause and effect, and as a writing prompt for older students. What is the outcome of swallowing all those things?? A sandcastle? Well imagine if a farmer swallowed..... Students could certainly be creative in making their own stories to mimic this one and enjoy it! This could even be an assessment of writing abilities and styles to kick off the school year.
grade level equivalent: 2.2