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From Cape Town 2 Dec 2017

Ann-Nem-Oh-Nee Finds Adventure by Jessica Bosworth-Smith, Matthew Griffiths and Lauren Nel

Ann-Nem-Oh-Nee is stuck on her rock all alone. She’s looking for adventure and wants to see the world! But how?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 2 December 2017 by Matthew Griffiths (writer), Jessica Bosworth-Smith (illustrator), Lauren Nel (designer). Edited by Diane Awerbuck.

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Tig’s World by Dorian Dutrieux, Sam Wilson and Kitso Sedumedi

If the world is round, why don’t the people on the bottom fall off? Tig’s mom has one answer, and her dad has another. Who’s telling the truth?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 2 December 2017 by Sam Wilson (writer), Dorian Dutrieux (illustrator), Kitso Sedumedi (designer). Edited by Carla Lever.

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Feathered Friends by Daniela Hammond, Jacqui L’Ange and Stephanie Pretorius

The oakum boys go for a walk and discover strange new things: lots of different penguins, one special friend, and a very big change. Growing up can be the biggest adventure of all!

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 2 December 2017 by Jacqui L’Ange (writer), Daniela Hammond (illustrator), Stephanie Pretorius (designer). Edited by Helen Moffett.

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The Lost Laugh by Karen Lilje, Wilna Combrinck and Michelle Preen

Spotty the Hyena has lost his laugh. How did this happen? Where could it be? And can the other animals help him find it?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 2 December 2017 by Michelle Preen (writer), Karen Lilje (illustrator), Wilna Combrinck (designer). Edited by Helen Moffett.

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The Bounce by Liza Esterhuyse, Candice Botha and Hannes Esterhuyse

Black Dog is unhappy. He is lonely and everyone seems to be having more fun. So, he bounced … and bounced … and bounced …

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 2 December 2017 by Liza Esterhuyse (writer), Candice Botha (illustrator), Hannes Esterhuyse (designer). Edited by Janita Holzhausen and Nicola Rijsdijk.

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Knight Times by Dianne Makings, Nicola Smith, Luke Mateman and Colin Payne

Why do dragons always have to ruin everything? Now Lilly and Thinama need to chase down this troublesome reptile and restore the magical ruby to its rightful place.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 2 December 2017 by Dianne Makings (writer), Nicola Smith (illustrator), Luke Mateman and Colin Payne (designers). Edited by Diane Awerbuck.

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My Inside Weather by Jen Thorpe, Lara Berge and Emma Beckett

Sometimes our feelings are hard to talk about, but everyone knows how to talk about the weather.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 2 December 2017 by Jen Thorpe (writer), Lara Berge (illustrator) and Emma Beckett (designer). Edited by Janita Holzhausen.

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Circles by Alex Latimer, Gordon Latimer and Patrick Latimer

Mother Vulture takes Little Vulture on his first flight. On their journey, they see a dying gemsbok. She shows her son that the end of one animal’s life is also the beginning of a new cycle for other creatures.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 2 December 2017 by Alex Latimer (writer), Patrick Latimer (illustrator) and Gordon Latimer (designer). Edited by Diane Awerbuck.

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No! by Karen Vermeulen, Liora Friedland and Melissa Visser

A certain little girl is in the habit of saying ‘No’. She says it a lot. In fact, all of the time. One day though, she is faced with a very tempting question and can’t help but say ‘Yes!’ Perhaps saying ‘Yes’ isn’t so bad after all.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 2 December 2017 by Liora Friedland (writer), Karen Vermeulen (illustrator) and Melissa Visser (designer). Edited by Janita Holtzhausen.

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That’s not Thabi! That’s a hippopotamus! by Jon Keevy, Mbongeni Fongoqa and Roulé le Roux

Lucy can’t find her sister Thabi. But everywhere she looks there’s a suspicious hippopotamus. Does the hippo know where Thabi is?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 2 December 2017 by Jon Keevy (writer), Mbongeni Fongoqa (illustrator) and Roulé le Roux (designer). Edited by Carla Lever

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Just Like Me by Mary-Anne Hampton, Hani du Toit and Christian Jaggers

It’s Rahah’s birthday party. Mum wants to know who she will invite. Will they all fit in?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 2 December 2017 by Hani du Toit (writer), Mary-Anne Hampton (illustrator) and Christian Jaggers (designer). Edited by Carla Lever

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And Also! by Anja Venter, Nkosingiphile Mazibuko and Lauren Beukes

Thabo’s make-believe world has no room for his little sister, Keitu. But she has other ideas!

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 2 December 2017 by Lauren Beukes (writer), Anja Venter (illustrator) and Nkosingiphile Mazibuko (designer). Edited by Helen Moffett.

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Book Dash Cape Town, 2 December 2017

On the 2nd of December 2017, 50+ creatives came together to address the issue of poor access to culturally relevant books for young children in Africa. Twelve teams of three each work collaboratively to create a brand new storybook in just 12 hours.

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