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From Jozi 27 October 2018

I don’t want to go to sleep by Subi Bosa, Sarah McGregor and Alexia Greef

Nandi doesn’t want to go to sleep. No way! She wants to go on an adventure. Join Nandi as she lets her imagination run wild and free.

Created at Book Dash Jozi on 27 October 2018 by Sarah McGregor (writer), Subi Bosa (illustrator) and Alexia Greef (designer).

Edited by Anna Stroud.

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Lions are always brave by Carlos Amato, Daniel Browde and Thabang Tlhako

This little lion wants you to know that lions are strong, fast, and most of all, brave. But what is that storm cloud on the horizon? A story about who we are and who we think we should be.

Created at Book Dash Jozi on 27 October 2018 by Daniel Browde (writer), Carlos Amato (illustrator) and Thabang Tlhako (designer). Edited by Alison Ziki.

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Dance, Mihlali! by Aimee Ayres, Khuty Ngqayimbana and Matona Fatman

The day of the concert is approaching, and Mihlali is getting more and more nervous. Will she ever be ready to dance in front of all those people?

Created at Book Dash Jozi on 27 October 2018 by Matona Fatman (writer), Aimee Ayres (illustrator) and Khuty Ngqayimbana (designer). Edited by Alison Ziki.

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  • isiXhosa (xh)
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Auntie Boi’s Gift by Baeletsi Tsatsi, Ndumiso Nyoni and Bianca Wiesner

Auntie Boi has sent a present from Kenya. Kopano and Rea go to town to pick it up. What a journey!

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 27 October 2018 by Baeletsi Tsatsi, (writer), Ndumiso Nyoni (illustrator) and Bianca Wiesner (designer).

Edited by Margot Bertelsman.

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  • Setswana (tn)
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The Great Cake Contest by Nompumelelo Mdluli, Lebohang Masango and Amanda van der Walt

Who will win the Great Cake Contest? A sweet story about a little boy who wants to make the best cake.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 27 October 2018 by Lebohang Masango (writer), Nompumelelo Mdluli (illustrator) and Amanda van der Walt (designer). Edited by Anna Stroud.

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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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Let’s Have an Inside Day! by Alicia van Zyl, Lerato Mbangeni and Rendani Nemakhavhani

Who says a rainy day can’t turn into an exciting day inside?

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 27 October 2018 by Lerato Mbangeni (writer), Alicia van Zyl (illustrator) and Rendani Nemakhavhani (designer). Edited by Karen Hurt.

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The Very Tired Lionness by Imile Wepener, Maren Bodenstein and Nathan McKay

The lioness is tired. Her sisters and daughters want her to join the hunt. But the sun is calling her.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 27 October 2018 by Maren Bodenstein (writer), Imile Wepener (illustrator) and Nathan McKay (designer). Edited by Margot Bertelsmann.

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Mali’s Friend by Rujeko Moyo, Ellen Heydenrych and RJ Palmer

Mali likes to play alone. Gogo wants him to play with others. Mali tries, but he just does not enjoy himself. Until Lesedi comes along…

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 27 October 2018 by Rujeko Moyo (writer), Ellen Heydenrych (illustrator) and RJ Palmer (designer). Edited by Margot Bertelsmann.

Book Dash Johannesburg, 27 October 2018

On Saturday, 27th October 2018,  40+ volunteer professionals gathered at the Streetlight Schools in Jeppestown to create nine 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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