Shhhhh! by Alex Latimer, Anita van der Merwe, Sam Wilson

Shh! Baby is asleep! Why is everyone making so much noise?

A 5 minute bedtime story created at Book Dash Cape Town on 13 April 2019 by Sam Wilson (writer), Alex Latimer (illustrator) and Anita van der Merwe (designer).

Why Book Dash?

Children in South Africa need more books, but they cost too much purchased from publishers. The cheapest books have no publisher – then the only cost is printing. So our participants do the work of publishers in a single day. After that, anyone can get print runs sponsored and put finished books into the hands of children.

We believe every child should own a hundred books by the age of five. In South Africa, that means giving 600 million free books to children who could never afford to buy them. Every day we lose, more children grow up unable to read and write well, and to enjoy the worlds that books open up.

This 5 minute bedtime story has been published under creative commons license with some pages removed from easier reading