The first consists of a number of word games that children can play using the book, which will help them practice their rhyming skills as well as develop their vocabulary. The second shows them how to make a shopping bag like the one Mama Jumbo Humba uses in the story:
Pan Macmillan will be participating in this year’s Open Book Festival, which takes place from 20-24 September in Cape Town’s CBD. Pan Macmillan authors taking part include Alan Hollinghurst, Cat Hellisen, Craig Higginson, Emily Gravett, Eusebius McKaiser, Ifeanyi Ajaegbo, Marlene van der Westhuizen, Niki Daly and Steven Boykey Sidley.
Little Lucky Lolo loved going to school. He enjoyed learning from his teacher and playing with his friends at break time.
One day a big new boy named Khulu joined the school. He ate all of Little Lucky Lolo’s lunch. The next day, Khulu took away the ball everyone was playing catch with. Little Lucky Lolo was very upset.
Why was Khulu being so nasty? And what could Little Lucky Lolo do about it?
A gentle and humorous story for young children that looks at the subject of bullying.
About the authors
Adrian Varkel lives in Cape Town with his wife, Stacy, his little boy Seth and his baby girl Ava. He likes to cook pasta, eat ice-cream and swim. He looks forward to reading all about Little Lucky Lolo to his children.
Daley Muller lives in Cape Town. Her work has appeared in Marie Claire and Fresh Living magazines and she is the designer of the Mü&Me range of stationery and clothing.
Children’s book illustrator Niki Daly showed Books LIVE how he creates his lovely illustrations using his laptop, illustration sofware, a digital sketch pad and a digital pen. Niki Daly has written and illustrated numerous children’s books. Next Stop, Zanzibar Road is the latest.
Watch Niki Daly at work in this exclusive Books LIVE video:
It’s a hot day on Zanzibar Road and Mama Jumbo puts on her jazzy dress and her “Flippy-floppy, flappy-slippy, this-way-that-way pom-pom hat”, hops in Mr Motiki’s taxi and heads off to the market.
After a long day of shopping as Mama Jumbo heads home, Mr Motiki’s taxi has a puncture! How will Mama Jumbo save the day and get home to Little Chico? Later Mama Jumbo sews Little Chico a cute, tutti-frutti shirt from a piece of fabric that she got at the market. Little Chico is delighted with everyone’s reactions until Baba Jive says that he looks good enough to eat.
The quirky and much-loved gang from Zanzibar Road is back for another fun-filled adventure with Mama Jumbo, Little Chico and a host of colourful and entertaining characters that will delight children and adults alike.
Niki Daly’s high regard for children is always beautifully expressed through the books he creates for them. He has won numerous awards at home and abroad for his lyrical writing and gently humorous illustrations.
“South African culture flows proudly in this vibrant tale that’s sure to be a hit as a read-aloud or as a beginning-reader.” – School Library Journal
“Die moeilikste aspek daarvan om ‘n prenteboek-illustreerder te wees, is sekerlik die eensame aard daarvan,” het illustreerder Mick Inkpen aan Beeld gesê.
Daarom is dit goed dat hy met sy dogter saamgespan het om die oulike Zoe and Beans-kinderboekreeks te skep. Die pa-en-dogter-span gesels in Beeld oor hul werkswyse:
Met ’n van soos Inkpen was dit seker so bestem dat die pa-en-dogter-span Mick en Chloë hul kreatiewe talente sou saamvoeg om ’n kinderboekreeks te skryf.
Zoe and Beans is die eerste projek wat die twee Britse skrywer-illustreerders saam aangepak het.
Dié reeks prenteboeke handel oor die avonture van ’n parmantige vierjarige, Zoe, en haar steekbaardbrak, Beans. Daar is tot dusver vier boeke in die reeks, Where is Binky Boo?, The Magic Hoop, Zoe’s Christmas List en Pants on the Moon!
Zoe loves her doll Molly, but so does her dog, Beans. And it’s become a bit of a problem. It all began when Beans lost his favourite toy, Binky Boo. Will Zoe and Beans ever find him? Let’s hope so, because Molly is getting very stinky!
Join the lovable, lively Zoe and her devoted dog Beans on their very first adventure, Zoe and Beans: Where is Binky Boo?. The beginning of an exceptional new series featuring two adorable characters all children will love! Zoe and Beans features heart-warming comic storytelling combined with vibrant characterised illustrations.
About the authors / illustrators
Mick Inkpen is one of today’s most popular picture-book author/illustrators and the creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig. His daughter Chloë Inkpen grew up surrounded by picture books. She has a natural gift for storytelling and was awarded second place in the 2008 Macmillan Prize for Illustration.
Now father and daughter have come together for a unique picture book partnership. Zoe and Beans is an exciting first-time collaboration from a star father and daughter team.
Nechama Brodie, author of Inside Joburg browses some of the books she thinks kids should be reading. Move over Stephenie Meyer and her gormless vampires, there are better finds out there:
Young adult bookshelves are overwhelmed by angel/vampire/boarding-school knock-offs. It’s as if Stephenie Meyer had mated with Enid Blyton to produce a generation of impossibly beautiful, hormonal kids who prefer texting to lacrosse and a diet of blood and/or souls to toad-in-the-hole or blancmange. While the emo cookie-cutter approach might work in terms of generating sales, most of the books are awful. Teenage girls and more than a few moms won’t mind, but there’s no reason you have to choose the over-sugared milk chocolate when really good dark stuff is available.
Nelson Mandela is a true hero of our times, loved and admired across the globe. Long Walk to Freedom tells the story of his life, from his carefree days as an ordinary village boy, to his unflinching leadership of the ANC, the long years in prison and his eventual freedom and extraordinary elevation to President of South Africa.
This is an important book bringing an inspirational man to life for a younger generation. The text is abridged by Chris Van Wyk and the artwork is provided by Paddy Bouma. The official picture book edition is supported by the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
“We are happy that all children are now able to read…the story of the long road we traveled for freedom in South Africa” – Nelson Mandela
About the Author
Chris van Wyk was born in Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto in 1957. He was educated at Riverlea High School in Riverlea, Johannesburg where he still lives and works as a full-time writer. He writes poetry, books for children and teenagers, short stories and novels.
Pan Macmillan is delighted to invite you to participate in its programme of events at the Cape Town Book Fair! Here are the highlights of the programme, and scroll down for a table of all our events – including a wonderful children’s series and plenty of author signings.
Saturday 31 July
11h30- 12h00, Children’s Zone: Come meet and listen to the author Chris van Wyk and illustrator Paddy Bouma, celebrating the illustrated children’s edition of Long Walk to Freedom.
11h00-11h45, Room 1.63/1.64: Lawrence Anthony, the author of The Elephant Whisperer, takes you through his charming and moving account of how he saved a herd of elephants.
13h00- 13h45, Room 1.43/1.44: Join Jay Naidoo, Peter Harris and Elinor Sisulu as they discuss issues related to Fighting for Justice and together take a look at the role of leadership in politics and our future facilitated by Cape Times Editor, Alide Dasnois.
10h30-11h00, Children’s Zone: Come meet and listen to the author Chris van Wyk and illustrator Paddy Bouma, celebrating the illustrated children’s edition of Long Walk to Freedom.
12h00-12h45, Room 1.42: Chris van Wyk, the acclaimed author of Shirley Goodness & Mercy, and Tyrone August (from the Cape Times), take us through Chris’ journey of writing his second memoir Eggs to Lay, Chickens to Hatch.
13h00-14h45, DALRO Forum (H9): Jay Naidoo and Ryland Fisher in conversation: facing global issues of social justice.
14h00 – 14h45, Pick ‘n Pay Chef’s Theatre (F15): “Emperor can wait – while we eat” is a famous Chinese proverb that captures the importance of food. Join Emma Chen as she shares her childhood stories while whipping up a few of her famous dishes.
15h00-15h45, DALRO Forum (H9): Lawrence Anthony author, explorer, conservationist and humanitarian talks to Kerryn Fischer, editor of the National Geographic Traveller, about his work and book The Elephant Whisperer.
Monday 2 August
10h00-10h45, DALRO Forum (H9): Lawrence Anthony, the author of The Elephant Whisperer, takes you through his charming and moving account of how he saved a herd of elephants.
10h00-10h45, Pick ‘n Pay Chef’s Theatre (F15): “Emperor can wait – while we eat” is a famous Chinese proverb that captures the importance of food. Join Emma Chen as she shares her childhood stories while whipping up a few of her famous dishes.