The Little Boy Who Lived Down the Drain

The Little Boy Who Lived Down the Drain

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Sally loved taking baths. It wasn't because the water was full of bubbles ... or because she had the bathroom all to herself ... and it was not because she always came out squeaky clean ... Sally loved taking baths because it was the only time she could talk to the little boy who lived down the drain. Sally found out about him when her mother sang to Sally's baby brother about Baa Baa Black Sheep and his three bags of wool ... one of which went to the little boy who lived down the drain. And thus a friendship was born. Every bath that Sally took was devoted to finding more out about her new friend.

A delightful new picture book about family, siblings and friends -- even the imaginary kind.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 231 x 259 x 8mm | 363g
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1554553954
  • 9781554553952

About Carolyn Huizinga Mills

Carolyn Huizinga Mills lives in Ontario. This is her first picture book. Brooke Kerrigan is the illustrator of Kiss Me I'm a Prince, Fishermen Through and Through and Dog Breath. Born and raised in Toronto, Brooke now works from her home in Chamonix, France.
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PreS-Gr 2 - Sally is a lonely middle child who misinterprets "Baa Baa Black Sheep" and starts speaking to the little boy who lives down the drain. She tells him all about her isolation from her parents and older siblings and how annoying the baby is, but she doesn't hear anything until she yells down the drain and it echoes back "try something different." She approaches her family differently and finds her place. The illustrations feature a presumably white family, in soft pastel and patterned collage illustrations, and the subject is one that will circulate. VERDICT A silly and refreshing take on the middle child's experience.--Lisa Nowlain, Nevada County Community Library, CA"School Library Journal" (02/01/2018)
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Rating details

35 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 23% (8)
4 46% (16)
3 26% (9)
2 3% (1)
1 3% (1)
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