The Very Tired Lionness bedtime story

by Imile Wepener, Maren Bodenstein and Nathan McKay The lioness is tired. Her sisters and daughters want her to join the hunt. But the sun is calling her.

Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 27 October 2018 by Maren Bodenstein (writer), Imile Wepener (illustrator) and Nathan McKay (designer). Edited by Margot

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.

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