"Every child should own a hundred books by the age of five"

Five of the ten books produced at the recent Book Dash event hosted in Cape Town are now live on the website, free for all to read, download, translate, adapt and re-share under the Creative Commons BY 4.0 license.


Simply visit bookdash.org/books to enjoy them all, or follow the links below: We wish you all happy reading!

Zibu and Zizo

Zibu and Zizo are twin brothers. They are similar, but different. Being different is not bad, it’s great.


Created by Josephine Versfeld (Illustrator), Heni Andrag (Designer), Refilwe Nsibande (Writer) and Angela Briggs (Editor)

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What’s Next

Once the school bell rings, the excitement begins. Grandpa picks Fatima up from school. What adventures will they have?

Created by Clyde Beech (Illustrator), Rayhaanah Williams (Writer), Angela Briggs (Editor) and Jacqui Botha (Designer).

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Alex’s Super Medicine

Alex needs a plan. He doesn’t like medicine, but he wants to feel better. What will he do with the bottle of green medicine?


Created by Anita van der Merwe (Designer), Angela Briggs (Editor), Heather Jenkins (Illustrator) and Kim Rex (Writer).

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The Box

Dad comes home with a box. Boring. Until Max and Andi’s friends come to play… What will they do with the box?


Created by Nicola Anne Smith (Illustrator), Tania Kliphuis (Writer), Mari Retief (Designer) and Angela Briggs (Editor).

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Sam’s Treasures

What treasures did Sam find in the park?


Created by Princess Kabeya (Illustrator), Jessica Janutsch (Designer), Kelly Norwood-Young (Editor) and Jon Keevy (Writer).

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Watch the video clip to get an inside look at how the creative volunteers work fast to produce a beautiful African children's book in just one Book Dash day!

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If you re-use, adapt or share Book Dash books in any way, we'd love to know! Please get in touch on team@bookdash.org and tell us how the books support your work.

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