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Video: Niki Daly Reads to Little Book Lounge Thingamajigs

Jasper, Ankia and Saskia Bormans Niki Daly and Joan Rankin Niki Daly read to an audience of delighted children at the Book Lounge in Cape Town this past Saturday, while Joan Rankin held up the beautiful illustrations in their book, Elsa and the Little Thingamajig. Rankin was asked specifically, by Daly, to hold up her book the right-way-up for the children to see: “I can’t read upside-down,” he explained to giggles.

The reply he got was an inquisitive, “Why can’t you read upside-down?” from one of his young admirers.

The finished product After the reading, colourful packages containing pipecleaners, cotton and other furry appendages were handed out to the children and they were given instructions on how to make their own “Little Thingamajig”. Parents and Bookloungers could be seen sewing on eyes and constructing noses while many of the younger kids inspected the goodie packets also issued – and, of course, the finished thingamajig products.

Here is a clip from the event:

Video: Niki Daly reads from Elsa and the Little Thingamajig

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Anna and Linda Graaff Betsy Bysshe and Amy Shelly Bysshe Milla Peerutin and Jane Raphaely Gabriel and Beth Sieff make their own Little Thingymajig Joan Rankin Dawn Bolton shows William Mouldrey how to make his own Little Thingmajig Joan Rankin 'illustrates' copies of the book Niki Daly Joan Rankin and Niki Daly Joan Rankin Niki Daly reads from Elsa and the Little Thingmajig Elsa and the Little Thingmajig The Little Thingymajig

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