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Small Bird’s Big Adventure by Jennifer Jacobs, Nick Mulgrew and Wesley van Eeden

Small Bird loves the Giant. But where is the Giant? Small Bird goes on an adventure to find her.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 19 November 2016 by Nick Mulgrew (writer), Jennifer Jacobs (designer) and Wesley van Eeden (illustrator). Edited by Bongani Kona.

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Mrs Penguin’s Perfect Palace by Celeste Beckerling, Helen Brain and Jennifer Jacobs

The Penguin family lives on the beach, surrounded by rubbish. Until one day, Mrs Penguin says: we need a house! But how will they build one?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town 10 May 2014 by Helen Brain (writer), Celeste Beckerling (illustrator) and Jennifer Jacobs (designer).

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When I Grow Up by Jennifer Jacobs, Michele Fry and Simóne van der Spuy,

I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. Can you help me choose?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town 5 March 2016 by Michele Fry (writer), Simóne van der Spuy (illustrator) and Jennifer Jacobs (designer). Edited by Zanri Kritzinger.

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Book Dash Cape Town, 5 March 2016

On Saturday 5 March, teams of professional writers, illustrators and designers gathered at Cape Town’s Centre for the Book to create beautiful children’s books in just twelve hours.

The books they created together are their gift to the world, and can be freely printed and distributed by anyone. Read this account of the day by volunteer Helen Moffett, listen below to the documentary of the day produced by Nancy Richards or view the gorgeous photos from the day, taken by the talented Marilet of The Lion and the Lady photography.

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A House for Mouse, by Michele Fry, Amy Uzzell and Jennifer Jacobs

Mouse is looking for a new house. Friendly animals offer to share their homes with him. But nothing is right until he finds his own little spot, warm and cosy.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 28 June 2014 by Michele Fry, Amy Uzzell and Jennifer Jacobs.

Available in:

  • Afrikaans (af)
  • English (en)
  • isiXhosa (xh)
  • isiZulu (zu)
  • Sepedi (nso)
  • Sesotho (st)
  • Setswana (tn)
  • Tshivenḓa (ve)
  • Xitsonga (ts)
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Book Dash Cape Town, 28 June 2014

Our second Book Dash saw ten teams working for 12 hours at Cape Town Central Library. The space buzzed with creative energy as each team created a story from scratch.

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Book Dash Cape Town, 10 May 2014

This was our very first Book Dash. Just two teams working for six hours at the Paperight/Electric Book Works offices. We learned a lot about how future Book Dashes might work.

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