Awards, Reviews and Feedback


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Sounds from the Inside Out, The Art of Is-ing and Mandi and the Moonstones have been selected to be read in English and Zulu on a literacy programme called Ntunjambili on Yo-TV on SABC TV in 2010.

Mandi and the Moonstones and The Art of Is-Ing were selected out of hundreds of books for publication in the Sunday Times’ Read Right series. To be published in the last quarter of 2010.

Sounds from the Inside Out, The Art of Is-ing and In, Out and Around the World were placed on the top-10 list for the Exclusive Books/IBBY Awards for Children’s Literature in South Africa in 2009.

The Art of Is-ing was placed on South African childrens’ book critic Jay Heale’s “recommended” list, and is one of his four most favoured picture books in 2009. He observes “Is-ing is much more restful (than doing) – perhaps a young start to meditation?


Jay Heale has described the Out of the Box series as “... four pleasant picture-story books about young George trying to answer slightly philosophical questions. In each book he goes visiting – a cake shop, a greengrocer and others before thinking his way to a conclusion. I like thoughtful books. These are gently satisfying, with happy, simple illustrations..”.

Heale describes Mandi and the Moonstones as “...Lovely, vibrant storytelling – super to read aloud...”

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What some of the readers have said:

”The other day Alice made me go out in the pouring rain to fetch Mandi from the car - she wasn’t prepared to read anything else at bedtime.” Spencer, father of Alice (age 4)

“I tried to hide Out of the Box the other day because we have read it so often, but Jamie was insistent and pulled out all the books looking for it” Jules, mother of Jamie (age 3)

The Art of Is-ing is a book which is long overdue. Both for children who are rushed off their feet to extra-mural activities and need to learn to just be, and for their parents who lost the skill a long time ago” Milton, child psychologist

Sounds from the Inside Out provides a platform from which to teach children to find their inner voice and express themselves”, Erin, play therapist

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