Don't Spill the Milk! by Stephen Davies, Christopher Corr

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Shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 3-6 age category 2014. Authentic setting drawn from the author's own experience, this is a wonderfully fun introduction for small children to a completely different culture.


Don't Spill the Milk! by Stephen Davies, Christopher Corr

Up the downy dunes, across the dark, wide river and up and down 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?


This rich, vivid story is a great introduction for small children to different cultures. Telegraph, Best Books of 2013

A riot of colour and simple emotion. Sunday Telegraph, Best Children's Books for Summer

Corr's intensely colored gouache paintings are an appealing mixture of simple figures and detailed patterns. New York Times

A charming, positive story about resolve, family love and community spirit. Children's Books Ireland, INIS

Delightful ... A good one to share, and to read aloud The School Librarian

About the Author

Stephen Davies lives with his wife and two baby daughters amongst Fulani herders in West Africa. He speaks Fulfulde, accompanies cattle-drives, and has been involved in the set-up of a Fulfulde radio station. but spends several months of the year in the UK. He also writes for the Guardian Weekly (Letters from Burkina Faso) and occasionally for the Sunday Times. He won Africa Geographic's 'Travel Writer of the Year' competition in 2003. Check out his website: Christopher Corr was born in London and studied at The Royal College of Art. He has worked on numerous commissions including a Royal Mail millennium stamp about the UN Peace-keeping Force in Bosnia. He has also painted posters and cards and other materials for London Transport, National Aids Trust, Body Shop, Habitat and Ikea, UNICEF, Kensington & Chelsea Healthcare Authority, and Waterstones. His round the world travels provide the inspiration for his work.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


Stephen Davies, Christopher Corr
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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

1st May 2014




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Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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