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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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  • English (en)
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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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Book Dash Cape Town, 30 August 2014

Our third Book Dash was Women’s Day themed, and organised in collaboration with Rock Girl and the African Storybook Project. Each team wrote a biography of an inspiring African woman.

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Come Back, Cat! by Karen Lilje, Nicola Rijsdijk and Sam Scarborough

A delightful tale about an independent cat.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 28 June 2014, by Karen Lilje, Nicola Rijsdijk and Sam Scarborough. Translated into Afrikaans by Maya Fowler as Kom Terug, Kat!

Available in:

  • Afrikaans (af)
  • English (en)
  • Français (fr)
  • isiXhosa (xh)
  • isiZulu (zu)
  • Sepedi (nso)
  • Sesotho (st)
  • Setswana (tn)
  • SiSwati (ss)
  • 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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