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The Chilli Eating Contest – Fiction for young children

chilli eating contest children's storyThe Chilli Eating Contest, there’s a big chilli eating contest in town, Nomvundla the hare and Soko the monkey are going to try their luck to win tickets to the fun fare, find out how they get along.

This is a short easy to read book, suitable for young children.

Illustrated by Adrien Folly-Notsron
Written by Fortune Tazvivinga
Designed by Natalie Walker
Edited by Karen Hurt
with the help of the Book Dash participants in Johannesburg on 25 January 2017.

Sample Page from The Chilli Eating Contest

The Chilli Eating ContestNomvundla the hare and Soko the monkey are buddies. “Hurry, Soko! We don’t want to be late for the Chilli-Eating Contest,” says Nomvundla.

The Chilli Eating Contest“Nomvundla, if you win, who will you take to the Hamba-Hamba Funfair?” asks Soko.

<End of Sample>

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Every child should have a hundred books when they reach the age of five. that means handing down 600 million free books to South African children who probably could not afford to buy them, More children grow up not learning how to read and write well, and every day we lose more of these children. Let us not neglect these children and help them overcome poverty by first teaching them how to read and to enjoy the worlds that a book can open up.

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