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The Sea, by Nicola Rijsdijk, Julie Smith-Belton and Lauren Nel

On a very hot day, a child goes to the sea, where she discovers a game she can play with the waves.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 19 November 2016 by Nicola Rijsdijk (writer) and Julie Smith-Belton and Lauren Nel (illustration and design). Edited by Ester Levinrad.

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The Best Thing Ever, by Melissa Fagan, Lauren Nel and Stefania Origgi

Muzi loves to build with his toys. But when he leaves them behind to travel to uGogo’s house, he discovers something very special about the world. And he learns something new about himself.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town 5 March 2016 by Lauren Nel (illustrator), Melissa Fagan (writer), and Stefania Origgi (designer).

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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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