What is it? A short and very sweet story of discovery

This is another amazing book from Bookdash, available in Creative Commons.

Illustrated by Robyn Penn, Written by Kate Sidley, Designed by Ann Roberts
with the help of the Book Dash participants in Johannesburg





Sample Text from What is It? – short and very sweet story

What is it?

What is it?
It hasn’t got a trunk.
It’s not like me.

What is it?
It hasn’t got a tail.
It’s not like me.


<End of sample of What is it?>

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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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