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From Nicola Rijsdijk

The Bounce by Liza Esterhuyse, Candice Botha and Hannes Esterhuyse

Black Dog is unhappy. He is lonely and everyone seems to be having more fun. So, he bounced … and bounced … and bounced …

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 2 December 2017 by Liza Esterhuyse (writer), Candice Botha (illustrator), Hannes Esterhuyse (designer). Edited by Janita Holzhausen and Nicola Rijsdijk.

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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, 19 November 2016

On the 19th of November, Book Dash alumni from across South Africa came to Cape Town. Their mission? Work together to create more, beautiful African storybooks in just 12 hours.

 

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

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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A Tiny Seed by Nicola Rijsdijk & Maya Marshak

In a village on the slopes of Mount Kenya, a little girl worked in the fields with her mother. She worried as she saw the big forests disappearing, but she knew the power of a tiny seed.

The story of Wangari Maathai, created at Book Dash Cape Town on 30 August 2014 by Nicola Rijsdijk and Maya Marshak.

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  • Afrikaans (af)
  • English (en)
  • Français (fr)
  • isiXhosa (xh)
  • isiZulu (zu)
  • Sepedi (nso)
  • Sesotho (st)
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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!

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  • 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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