Don't Spill the Milk!
(Hardback) - 2013
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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?
Authentic setting drawn from the author's own experience, this is a wonderfully fun introduction for small children to a completely different culture.
Stephen Davies spent several years living amongst Fulani herders in Burkina Faso as a missionary. He has written for the Guardian Weekly (Letters from Burkina Faso) and the Sunday Times and is the author of several books for young readers. www.voiceinthedesert.org.uk
Stephen Davies lives with his wife and two baby daughters amongst Fulani herders in West Africa, but regularly spends several months of the year in the UK. He speaks Fulfulde, accompanies cattle-drives, and has been involved in the set-up of a Fulfulde radio station. He also writes for the Guardian Weekly (Letters from Burkina Faso) and occasionally for the Sunday Times.