The Little Boy Who Lived Down The Drain by Carolyn Huizinga MillsThe Little Boy Who Lived Down The Drain by Carolyn Huizinga Mills

The Little Boy Who Lived Down The Drain

byCarolyn Huizinga MillsIllustratorBrooke Kerrigan

Picture Books | August 24, 2017

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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 after that was devoted to discovering more about her new friend. But this charming picture book is about more than the Little Boy, it's about family and siblings, and friends — and about growing up.

Carolyn Huizinga Mills lives in Ontario. This is her first picture book.Brooke Kerrigan has been drawing for as long as she can remember. Her doodling eventually led her to an Applied Arts degree at Sheridan College in Ontario. Born and raised in Toronto, Brooke currently works from her home in Chamonix, France. Her acclaimed picture b...
Title:The Little Boy Who Lived Down The DrainFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 9.25 × 10.25 × 0.4 inPublished:August 24, 2017Publisher:Fitzhenry & WhitesideLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554553954

ISBN - 13:9781554553952


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read-aloud with a cute ending This book is a nominee of this year's Forest of Reading selections in the picture book category. I read it aloud to a kindergarten class and they loved it, especially the ending! Cute story about a girl who is feeling left out but who realizes during the course of the story how much her family loves her. Also a great read for Family Day (today!).
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cute Now the only thing is be careful of drains and your kids toys and food:) Nice story and nice ending
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A cute twist on a nursery rhyme When Sally heard her mom reciting the Baa, Baa, black sheep rhyme she mistakenly heard, "and one for the little boy who lives down the drain." Having no one in her family who had time for her she began taking lots of baths in order to communicate with him. She told her stories and he listened. To her surprise one day an echo came to her and gave her a solution to getting along with her family. Charming illustrations bring this story to life.
Date published: 2017-10-25