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It looked like spilt milk

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New York : HarperFestival, 1993, c1947.
1st board book ed.
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1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 15 cm.
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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.

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General Note
Title from cover.
Uses illustrations and text to tell about the shapes of clouds.
Guided reading level : E
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APA Citation (style guide)

Shaw, C. G. (19931947). It looked like spilt milk. 1st board book ed. New York: HarperFestival.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974. 19931947. It Looked Like Spilt Milk. New York: HarperFestival.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974, It Looked Like Spilt Milk. New York: HarperFestival, 19931947.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Shaw, Charles Green. It Looked Like Spilt Milk. 1st board book ed. New York: HarperFestival, 19931947. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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