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Comments for It Looked Like Spilt Milk

It Looked Like Spilt Milk: 07/28/10

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw has the honor of being the first book Harriet has recommended to me to read. It's on her short list of favorite library books (tied, I think with The Book That Eats People by John Perry).

The book begins with a simple white blob and an explanation that "Sometimes it looked like spilt milk." From there the white on blue shapes take on other familiar forms: a tree, a duck and so forth. In the end of course the shapes are revealed to be not spilt milk but clouds. It's a delightfully simple but uplifting book.

Harriet loves to name the objects when I read it to her. When I'm not reading it to her, she can read it to herself. It's also one of the first books I've overheard her reading it. She's not yet four but I could understand what she was sounding out!

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Comment #1: Thursday, July, 29, 2010 at 06:49:04

Jeane

I remember this book from when I was little!



Comment #2: Monday, August 2, 2010 at 20:34:46

Pussreboots

I completely missed this book when I was a child but I would have loved it.



Comment #3: Thursday, July, 29, 2010 at 20:44:31

Becky

Hey, we use this book in our daycare classrooms! It's pretty great!



Comment #4: Monday, August 2, 2010 at 20:41:04

Pussreboots

I have to credit my daughter for introducing me to this classic.