My favourite kind of people are the ones who say they are going to do something, ignore the muttered voices saying it isn’t possible, and then go right ahead and do it. Book Dash people are that sort. One Hundred books owned by every child under five is a serious undertaking. Some people raised their […]
Now you need to know a little about the different kinds of frogs. Out & about people should welcome this first South African children’s book specifically about frogs. 55 different species are described in English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Zulu. Each whole page entry covers description, size, distribution map, eggs, and a fascinating “habitat bar” giving
Ten magical stories from Africa. All part of the oral tradition of Africa, so all re-cycled, re-told in a crisp, lilting fashion and with Piet Grobler’s lively, lovely, characterful animals in bright crazy colours. (Notes at the back to explain origins.) Great to read aloud and afterwards linger on the detailed pictures. Also available in
Set in the Cederberg mountains where, in a time-jump, a group of modern children find themselves alongside a clan of /Xam people (part of those often called Bushmen or San). They experience the simplicity of living in harmony with the natural world, as well as learning much about the significance of rock art. The reader
Wisely, the author does not try to do too much. Told in simple language, this is a story of the simple excitement (for a child) of a train journey from Cape Town – change at Salt River – to Kalk Bay. The sheer joy of the journey, the fun on the beach, not forgetting the
A generously-sized picture book story whose author and artist are well aware of the excitement of football, the bleak desolation of the Cape Flats, ever-present danger in such a life and the exuberance of being young. Support from Biblionef has enabled GOAL! to be published in all South African languages.