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 board book features sturdy pages and is just the right fit for small hands.
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It Looked Like Spilt Milk is a simply written and illustrated book that is appropriate for young elementary school students. While this book may be simple, it encourages children to look up at the clouds to find shapes of their own. Reading It Looked Like Spilt Milk is a great way to engage students in a lesson plan involving clouds and/or weather.
Nowhere online did B&N indicate that this is a 6in. by 7in. board book. And nowhere online would I have EVER paid six and a half dollars (plus shipping) for a 6in. by 7in. board book. I took it back to the store, but shipping was not refunded. Boo. Great book...deceiving advertisement.
I work in a Toddler Classroom and we recently took this book out at our Local Library. I had no idea it would be such a huge hit. Our children love it and so do the teachers.