It Looked Like Spilt Milk
It Looked Like Spilt Milk
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Annotation: The reader is shown different pictures of "it" and has until the last page to figure out what "it" is.
Catalog Number: #159197
Format: Perma-Bound Big Book
All Formats: Search
Special Formats: Big Book Big Book
Publisher: HarperCollins
Copyright Date: 1947
Edition Date: 1992
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-06-443312-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-06-443312-9
Dewey: E
Dimensions: 49 cm.
Subject Heading:
Clouds. Fiction.
Language: English
Reading Level: 2.0
Interest Level: P-2
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.1 / points:1.0 / quiz:Q05943
Lexile: 180L

A beautiful and engaging classic that inspires creativity and imagination

The white shape silhouetted against a blue background changes on every page. Is it a rabbit, a bird, an ice-cream cone, or just spilt milk? In this childhood classic, kids are kept guessing until the surprise ending, and they're encouraged to improvise similar games of their own. This oversize edition (15 x 19 1/4") is perfect for sharing in a classroom or library.

This classic was one of the first books to introduce nonrepresentational art to children. "Inimitable. Represents one of the finest picture-book examples of abstract art and participatory text. It is a renowned American classic that continues to engage young readers with its absolute graphic strength and verbal dialogue between craftsman and child" (Children's Book and Their Creators).

Charles Shaw was discovered and nurtured by Margaret Wise Brown, his first editor. It Looked Like Spilt Milk was introduced at the same time as Brown's own Goodnight Moon and The Growing Tree from Ruth Krauss—three books that helped form the foundation of picture-book literature and continue to stand the test of time.

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