Don't Spill the Milk!
Over the uppy downy dunes, across the dark, wide river and up the steep, steep mountain, Penda lovingly carries a bowl of milk to her father in the grasslands. But will she manage to get it there without spilling a single drop?
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Andersen Press USA|
|Imprint||Andersen Press USA|
|Number of Pages||32|
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
Library Media Connection
“[A] beautifully illustrated West African story. . . . There is so much to be learned about rural Nigeria through the colorful folk art illustrations.”—starred, Library Media Connection
The New York Times Book Review
“Corr’s intensely colored gouache paintings are an appealing mixture of simple figures and detailed patterns.” —New York Times Book Review
“The intensity of the colors used in these gouache paintings will keep eyes riveted to the pages….A satisfying story, perfect for reading aloud.” —starred, Kirkus Reviews
School Library Journal
This family story shines due to Corr’s brightly painted folk-art illustrations….A warm, reassuring tale for storytimes and units on family." —School Library Journal
“The rhythmic text and gouache folk art capture the vibrancy of life on the banks of the Niger River.” —Publishers Weekly
Author: Stephen Davies
Stephen Davies is a missionary living amongst Fulani herders in West Africa. He speaks Fulfulde, eats millet, and accompanies cattle-drives. He also write for the Guardian Weekly (Letters from Burkina Faso). Have a look at his website: www.voiceinthedesert.org.uk.
Illustrator: Christopher Corr
Christopher Corr was born in London and studied at The Royal College of Art. His round-the-world travels provide much inspiration for his work. He has recently been working on some children's books.