Zandy and the Birdy Monster – 5 minute short bedtime stories
Zandi has a friend that no one else can see. His name is Birdy Monster. They mix up magic potions, play pretend and go on adventures together.
Created at Book Dash Cape Town on 14 April 2018 by Marie-Louise Rouget (writer), Simeon van den Bergh (illustrator) and Hannes Esterhuyse (designer). Edited by Ester Levinrad.
PLEASE NOTE: All the 5 minute short bedtime stories have been reduced for improved online reading.
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.