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From Margot Bertelsmann

The Very Tired Lionness by Imile Wepener, Maren Bodenstein and Nathan McKay

The lioness is tired. Her sisters and daughters want her to join the hunt. But the sun is calling her.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 27 October 2018 by Maren Bodenstein (writer), Imile Wepener (illustrator) and Nathan McKay (designer). Edited by Margot Bertelsmann.

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Mali’s Friend by Rujeko Moyo, Ellen Heydenrych and RJ Palmer

Mali likes to play alone. Gogo wants him to play with others. Mali tries, but he just does not enjoy himself. Until Lesedi comes along…

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 27 October 2018 by Rujeko Moyo (writer), Ellen Heydenrych (illustrator) and RJ Palmer (designer). Edited by Margot Bertelsmann.

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Foxy Joxy Plays a Trick by Mdu Ntuli, Nahida Esmail and Samantha Rice

Foxy Joxy, a sly fox, sells watermelons. One day he has a clever idea. The animals were not happy. What will they do to teach him a lesson?

Created at Book Dash Jozi on 25 February 2017 by Nahida Esmail (writer), Mdu Ntuli (illustrator) and Samantha Rice (designer). Edited by Margot Bertelsmann.

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The Three Doof-Doofs by Claudi Potter, Stephen Wallace and Wynand Botha

Have you ever wondered what goes doof-doof-doof in the night?  This is a noisy bedtime story for a quiet night’s sleep.

Created at Book Dash Jozi on 25 February 2017 by Claudi Potter (writer), Stephen Wallace (illustrator) and Wynand Botha (designer). Edited by Margot Bertelsmann.

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Book Dash Jozi: 25 February 2017

This event took place at the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg on Saturday, the 25th of February 2017. It was sponsored by the wonderful people at Worldreader.

The Goethe Institut generously made it possible for six writers and six illustrators from different African countries to participate in this special event.

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How about you? by Renate van Rensburg, Margot Bertelsmann and Ronèll Botes

You don’t need to be alike to be friends. When two very different children meet an unusual creature, it’s a chance to ask, How About You?

Created at Book Dash Johannesburg on 27 July 2015 by Margot Bertelsmann (writer), Renate van Rensburg (illustrator) and Ronèll Botes (designer).

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Book Dash Jozi, 27 June 2015

Book Dash JoziWe teamed up with the lovely folk at African Storybook to bring Book Dash to Jozi on 27 June 2015. Teams worked together to create new children’s books in just twelve hours.

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