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From Martha Evans

The Baby Book by Alex Latimer, Diane Awerbuck and Christian Jaggers

This book will help you understand your wonderful body and how babies are made. This is not a storybook but rather a wonderful resource for explaining the beginnings of human life to children. Some illustrations may be inappropriate for children under the age of 12 without guidance and explanations from an adult. 

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 19 November 2016 by Diane Awerbuck (writer), Alex Latimer (illustrator),  Christian Jaggers (designer). Edited by Martha Evans.

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Palesa Can Walk by Sindiwe Magona, Sinomonde Ngwane and Thulisizwe Mamba

One-year-old Palesa spends the night before her birthday wide-eyed with excitement. She can’t wait to find out what each of her friends will bring her. But what will be the biggest surprise of all?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 19 November 2016 by Sindiwe Magona (writer) and Sinomonde Ngwane (illustrator) and Thulisizwe Mamba (designer). Edited by Martha Evans.

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Lara the Yellow Ladybird, by Martha Evans, Catherine Holtzhausen and Nadene Kriel

A yellow bug in a world of red, Lara the Ladybird just wants to fit in.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town 5 March 2016 by Catherine Holtzhausen (illustrator), Martha Evans (writer), and Nadene Kriel (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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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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