Tumi Goes to the Park – for Young Readers

Tumi Goes to the ParkTumi Goes to the Park provides a great narrative story book of a trip with Mum to the park for the first time. Slides, monkey bars, merry-go-rounds, and see-saws provide exiting adventures, as well as making sand castles and meeting new friends.

This simple book makes a fun short read with lots of excitement for very young children and would make a great book for siblings learning to read to read to a younger child.

Illustrated by Nyambura Kariuki
Written by Paballo Rampa
Designed by Hannah Shone
Edited by Karen Hurt
with the help of the Book Dash participants in Johannesburg on 25 February 2017

Text and Images from Tumi Goes to the Park

It’s Tumi’s first trip tot he park.

“Mama, what’s that?

“It’s a slide,” says Mama.

“May I go on it?” asks Tumi. “Of course!” says Mama.

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Or read along with the video below


Tumi Goes to the Park is another great creative commons book, brought to us by BookDash.

About Book Dash

Book Dash gathers professional creatives – writers, illustrators, designers, editors – who volunteer to create high-quality children’s books that anyone can freely download, translate, print and distribute. Most of the work is done on a Book Dash day, when small teams work for over twelve straight hours, each producing a new book.

Why Book Dash?

Books purchased from publishers cost too much. In order to distribute more books for South African children, Book Dash participants work as publishers in a single day, having a book with no publishers mean the book will be a lot cheaper the only cost will be printing the books. With these, anyone can run sponsored prints and the finished books can be handed to children.

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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