illustrations by Charles G. Shaw
32 pages; Dimensions 10.1 x 7.8 in.
Publisher: HarperTrophy; Reprint edition (June 1988)
looked like Spilt Milk.
But it wasn't Spilt Milk.
Sometimes it looked like a Bird or an Ice Cream Cone or a Birthday
Cake or an Angel.
But it wasn't a Bird or an Ice Cream Cone or a Birthday Cake or an
It was just a Cloud in the Sky.
It Looked LIke Spilt Milk is
written with easy-to-read, repetitious phrasing that makes it an
excellent choice for emergent writers, and the simple artistic style
will encourage crativity in young readers!
imagination, and have your students describe things
they have seen in clouds. Then, have each student
doodle a simple Draw Start (a random shape with no
intended meaning) and trade with a classmate. The
students think of something that they can make the
shape into and finish the drawing.
FROM: Kingore, B. (2009). Bertie's
Austin, TX: Professional Associates
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND
Charles Shaw graduated from
Yale in 1914. In 1927, he began to take a serious interest
in art and enrolled in Thomas Hart Benton's class at the Art
Students League in New York. Prior to this, Shaw enjoyed a
successful career as a free-lance writer for The New Yorker,
Smart Set, and Vanity Fair, chronicling the life of the
affluent theater and café society of the