Faye is headed to her favorite sipping spot with a full glass of milk, but many hurdles lie ahead in the hallway! Can she make it there with milk to spare?
This adorably messy tale is illustrated in whimsical watercolors, and celebrates the determination of a thirsty toddler. Faye teaches her readers to never give up, even when things get a little bit messy!
(Review courtesy of Sara Ohlin, Wildforbooks.com)
The Spill, Written by Jacqueline Leigh, Illustrated by Erika Wilson
Jacqueline Leigh’s precious and whimsical new picture book, The Spill, shimmers with joy and delight, and Wild for Books is super excited to bring you the inside scoop before the book debuts June 5th.
It’s a beautiful, bright morning and Faye wants to carry her very full glass of milk to her favorite chair. Both parents and kids know, sometimes the simplest tasks can turn into one big messy adventure.
This book will delight your little ones and have them giggling at Faye, her fluffy, boisterous dog, Max, and the silly ways Faye spills her milk, as she navigates to her “favorite sipping spot…the fluffy chair – the big blue one by the window, at the end of the hall.”
The delightful story and darling, colorful illustrations by Erika Wilson complement each other perfectly. Kids will relate to the spilled milk as well as all the subtle details like the magnetic letters on a refrigerator, younger siblings blocking the way, and a chickadee splashing in the bird bath. This book literally sparkles, in language, in fun, and in the big green eyes of a precocious little girl.
Leigh, author of Time For Bed With Ford And Red (find our review here) has her pulse on the musical language kids love with phrases like, “fill it to the tip-top,” and “so-sloppy morning.” She has a talent for writing stories that bring love and calm to this crazy life of raising kids.
Sink into your favorite chair with your favorite little ones and enjoy The Spill together.
Sara Ohlin, Wildforbooks.com