The Dream Pillow – short bedtime stories for kids
Pirate, Tree and Bear are making it difficult to sleep. By day they are great friends, but when night comes, everything changes. No one can sleep. The Dream Pillow is a story about how to change bad dreams into good ones.
Created at Book Dash Cape Town by Nadia Davids (writer), Lutfia Kamish (illustrator), Nadene Kriel (designer). Edited by Diane Awerbuck.
Why Book Dash?
In South Africa they need more short bedtime stories for kids, 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.