The Pumpkin Chase – short bedtime stories for kids
Oh no, the naughty pumpkin pie thief is running away with Miss Sunflower’s pie! Will you help to catch the crook?
Created at Book Dash Grahamstown on 12 November 2016 by Smanga Simelane (writer), Amy-Jane Harkess (illustrator), Arthur Attwell (designer). Edited by Carol Kagezi.
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.
Some of the story has been adapted for better online reading.
We hope you enjoyed our short bedtime stories for kids and children!