Children’s Programme 2017

*Subject to change

Please note: R60 per person entrance ticket for Adults and Children over the age of 3. (Ticket allows Children access to all sessions in the Children’s Programme Area, but access is restricted by venue capacity.) R60 per ticket for the National Children’s Theatre @ 10h30.

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10h00-10h30 Ros Haden and Tony Pinchuck

The All Africa Wildlife Express

(age group 3-6)

Join Africa’s fantasmagorical wildlife at a party in Coconut Bay.

Ros’s quirky rhymes and Tony’s glowing illustrations will enchant you!

Bontle Senne

Shadow Chasers – Lake of Memories

(age group 8-12)

Zithembe must find his magical knife and journey to the Lake of Memories to rescue his mother from the evil Army of Shadows. His friend, Nom, and cousin, Rosy, take their lives into their hands to help him…

Liebet Jooste

Liebetland – A Colouring Book

(all ages)

Liebetland is a wacky world where strange creatures of all sizes and shapes live amongst wonderful plants and things in colourful landscapes.

All materials provided.

10h30-11h00 Michelle Nkamankeng

Waiting for the waves

(age group 6 -12)

I am Michelle Nkamankeng, now 8 years old and the youngest published author in Africa & among the top 10 youngest authors in the world. During my event, you will hear my inspirational story from how I came to write my first books at the age of 6 and the challenges I faced in realising my dream.

Adrie le Roux

Farrah is not a Dalmatian

(age group 4-7)

Follow the predicament of Farrah, who is often misidentified as a Dalmatian, but yearns to be recognised for the English Pointer she truly is!

 National Children’s Theatre will entertain the children (R60 per ticket).

Khokho’s Treasure – This vibrant musical marks the passing of a beloved Khokho (great grandfather), whose inheritance is revealed as treasure of a cultural kind, built from a collection of stories that capture the rich diversity of South African culture.

11h00-11h30 Alex Latimer

Never Follow a Dinosaur

(age group 4-7)

Sally and Joe discover a mysterious set of footprints leading out into their garden and beyond. They are convinced they were left by a dinosaur. Could they possibly be right?

Kim Ebner

Andy and his Magic Phone visit the World Next Door

(age group 8 -12)

When twelve-year-old Andy is given an old cell phone for his birthday, it’s a dream come true. He doesn’t realise that it has magical powers and when he turns it on, he is swept up into a magnificent adventure!

Afrikaans session: Ingrid Mennen and Irene Berg

Ink

(age group 4-7)

Tinka teken ‘n nuwe maat, “Ink”, op ‘n vel koerantpapier. Sy wys vir Ink haar beste boeke want
“’n boek is soos ‘n maat, wat die lekkerste stories kan vertel!”

 National Children’s Theatre will entertain the children continued (R60 per ticket).

Khokho’s Treasure – This vibrant musical marks the passing of a beloved Khokho (great grandfather), whose inheritance is revealed as treasure of a cultural kind, built from a collection of stories that capture the rich diversity of South African culture.

11h30-12h00 Stacey Fru

Smelly Cats

(age group 5-9)

Smelly Cats is a book by 10-year-old Stacey, about two cats who are cousins. Even though they are family, they have big differences! Luckily their spats do not last forever.

Refiloe Moahloli

How Many Ways Can You Say Hello?

(age group 4-6)

Sara’s first day of school is full of surprises, the biggest one being that she doesn’t understand what other children are saying. She wonders how she will make friends. How many ways can one say, ‘Hello’?

12h00-12h30 Susie Dinneen

Nombulelo and the Moth

(age group 4-7)

Nombulelo loves Gogo’s stories about the animals of the forest, but she’s scared to go there. When Gogo dies, she summons her courage and takes Gogo’s magical moth on a journey to discover her inner strength.

Stacey Fru

Smelly Cats continued

(age group 5-9)

Dianne Stewart

Dudu’s Basket

(age group 8-10)

When Dudu finishes weaving her first basket, her uncle Jojo tells her that a first basket should always be given away. This is the story of Dudu’s basket and its journey through many cultures.

Lauren Beukes

Create-A-Critter

(All ages)

Lauren, award-winning, best-selling author of books such as The Shining Girls, began her career in kids’ animation. Create your own magical character such as The Blumpf or the Oogle!

All materials provided.

12h30-13h00 Liebet Jooste

Liebetland – A Colouring Book

(all ages)

Liebetland is a wacky world where strange creatures of all sizes and shapes live amongst wonderful plants and things in colourful landscapes

All materials provided.

Meet your favourite character in the Children’s Area! Meet your favourite character in the Children’s Area! Meet your favourite character in the Children’s Area! Lauren Beukes

Create-A-Critter

(All ages) continued

13h00-13h30 Ingrid Mennen and Irene Berg

Ink

(age 4-7)

Tinka draws a paper doll on newsprint, naming her “Ink”. She shows Ink all her favourite books, because, “A book is like a friend, with the best stories to tell.”

Zulu & English session: 702’s Xolani Gwala reads from Chris van Wyk’s

Mr Hare Meets Mr Mandela

Umnumzana Mvundla uchola imali yephepha engama R200 emnyango. Xa eyiguqula le mali ubona ubosa bukaMnumzana Mandela aze agqibe ekubeni abe ligorha, aye kwisexeko esikhulu saseRhawutini ukuya kubuyisela imali kuMnumzana Mandela.

13h30-14h00 Helen Brain

Jamie and the Magic Whistle, & Jamie and the Horseshow

(age group 8-12)

Jamie wants to impress her headmistress, but it’ll take more than straight A’s. Luckily the dog show is coming up! Explore the madcap adventures of the Waine household, where pets and humans coexist, but at times, you’re not sure which is which…

Maria Lebedeva

Mu’s Wolf Problem

(age group 5-9)

Mu is home alone. Outside she can hear scratching and sighing! Is it a wolf perhaps? What will she do? Will Mu’s mom get home in time? A happy parable about facing up to fear.

14h00-14h30 3 Book Dash stories

Calling all 2 – 7 year olds: join the Book Dash authors for tales of birthday surprises, the first day of school and a baby human seen though animal eyes. Ooh! Authors Corinne Rosmarin, Zanele Dlamini and Kate Sidley.

Jo Hamilton

The Ultimate Assertiveness Toolbox for Kids

(all ages, parents welcome)

Stand up to meanness and bullying. Psychologist Jo Hamilton gives you a glimpse into her toolbox as she shares tips from her book, The Ultimate Assertiveness Toolbox for Kids.

Kerryn Ponter

Angry Owl goes Swimming

(age group 3-7)

Join Kerryn Ponter for some fun Angry Owl-themed face painting.

All materials provided.

14h30-15h00 Jo Hamilton continued

The Ultimate Assertiveness Toolbox for Kids

(all ages, parents welcome)

Kerryn Ponter continued

Angry Owl goes Swimming

(age group 3-7)