Reading/Interest Level: Toddler; Preschool
Author: Stephen Davies
Illustrator: Christopher Corr
Publisher: Andersen Press
A young girl carries a bowl of milk on top of her head on a long journey to bring it to her father who is herding sheep far away. When Penda’s mother tells her she wants to bring a bowl of milk to Penda’s father who is away in the grasslands, Penda volunteers to do it for her. Penda feels both brave and important as she carefully winds through obstacles to deliver the milk without losing a single drop.
In this bright, colorful, and fun tale readers will be enamored by the illustrations and obstacles that Penda overcomes. They will learn with Penda that finishing with grace and love is more important than the attainment of the actual goal. Don’t Spill the Milk will stretch young minds to experience unknown cultures and peoples as they journey to the grasslands with Penda.