From Jess Jardim-Wedepohl

What’s at the Park? by Jess Jardim-Wedepohl and David Mann

Zoey loves finding things in the park. One day, she gets a big surprise.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 27 October 2018 by David Mann (writer) and Jess Jardim-Wedepohl (illustrator and designer). Edited by Karen Hurt.

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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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My Special Hair by Candice Dingwall, Jess Jardim-Wedepohl and Renate van Rensburg

A story about my special hair. How special it can be. So many types of special hair. Just look around, you’ll see.

Created at Book Dash Jozi on 25 February 2017 by Candice Dingwall (writer), Jess Jardim-Wedepohl (illustrator) and Renate van Rensburg (designer). Edited by Kelly Norwood-Young.

Unathi and the Dirty, Smelly Beast by Jess Jardim-Wedepohl, Jon Keevy and Thokozani Mkhize

Something is following Unathi…

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 19 November 2016 by Jon Keevy (writer), Thokozani Mkhize (designer) and Jess Jardim-Wedepohl (illustrator). Edited by Bongani Kona.

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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Is There Anyone Like Me? by Fred Strydom, Jess Jardim-Wedepohl and Stephen Wallace

I wonder if there’s another me somewhere in the world…

Created at Book Dash Johannesburg on 27 July 2015 by Jess Jardim-Wedepohl (illustrator), Fred Strydom (writer) and Stephen Wallace (designer).

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  • Afrikaans (af)
  • English (en)
  • isiNdebele (nr)
  • isiXhosa (xh)
  • isiZulu (zu)
  • Sepedi (nso)
  • Sesotho (st)
  • Setswana (tn)
  • SiSwati (ss)
  • Tshivenḓa (ve)
  • Xitsonga (ts)

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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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