The Little Boy Who Lived Down the Drain
Carolyn Huizinga Mills • Illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan
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.
• 2018 Blue Spruce Award Honour Book
•. Starred selection on the CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens list for spring 2018