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From Sam Beckbessinger

Book Dash Cape Town, 14 April 2018

On Saturday, 14th April,  40+ volunteer professionals gathered at the Sunflower Learning Centre at Zonnebloem Primary School to create eight beautiful, new African storybooks in just 12 hours, to address the lack of access to culturally relevant books for young children in Africa.

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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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Hippo Wants to Dance by Marisa Steyn, Megan Andrews and Sam Beckbessinger

Hippo wants to dance. Won’t anyone dance with her?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town 5 March 2016 by Sam Beckbessinger (writer), Megan Andrews (illustrator) and Marisa Steyn (designer). Edited by Ester Levinrad.

Available in:

  • English (en)
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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.

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