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Olly Polly Read

November 13, 2017

Our homes are filled with Tv’s, iPads and computers, yet no medium can stir the imagination like a good book. Books take us to new places, introduce us to friends we would never have met and teaches us far more than that which is just written… A child’s love for reading and their ability to read all starts with the opening of “that 1st book”. Olly Polly Kids knows this and with their incredible love for all things local, they just launched Olly Polly Read – a carefully curated collection of beautiful and proudly South African children’s books, all written, illustrated or published in South Africa.

Genevieve, the mom-boss behind Olly Polly, has made things super easy. Personally selecting every book, making sure it is fun and age-appropriate for toddlers and young kids. Now finding an alphabet book with some local flair, a colouring book by a local artist or a story written, illustrated or published by one of our own, is only a click away.

Our 1st book from the Olly Polly Read collection is Tina Tadpole: Witch in Training.

Written and illustrated by David Bourke. Published right here in Cape Town by Imaginary House.

This is David’s 1st children’s book and follows the adventures of a young witch Tina – she’s a little different from her friends…

David took an everyday topic namely pets and made it exciting and fantastical, all while showing that being “the odd one out” is also pretty cool. I don’t want to give away too much but if you love funny stories with loads of fantasy, endless discussion possibilities and intricately drawn illustrations that will have you revisiting every page. This is the book for you!

Thank you Olly Polly Read for making story time not just fun but Proudly South African too!

Order your 1st book from Olly Polly by visiting their online store here. Also follow Olly Polly Kids on Instagram and like their Facebook page.

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” – Albert Einstein

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  • Reply Genevieve November 13, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    I had goosebumps reading this, isnt it just the most wonderful thing being able to share the magic of reading with your children! Thanks so much for the support and for this beautiful post. x

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