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Picken, Pam, Sithokozo Nxumalo, Farhana Khan, Nanda Sooben and André Viviers (Production Team).

Bheka Ukuthi Ngubani Okuthandayo!

Look Who Loves You!


Illustrated by Sam van Riet. Cape Town: Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA) & University of Cape Town. 16 p. ISBN 1 919948 44 9. Ages 2 and up.


Languages: isiZulu, English


Publisher: PRAESA


Commentary
This illustrated book with its rhythmic text in both isiZulu and English is intended to introduce the concept of death in the family to a pre-school child by emphasizing that “everybody loves you”. It offers a sort of reassuring nursery rhyme accompanied by brightly colourful illustrations. The credits given to the Production Team and many others involved have to be impressive. The advice to the “caregiver” at the end of the book is also warmly constructive and it is sadly true that an increasing number of young children have to face such a situation – caused by HIV/AIDS or malnutrition or violent situations. This booklet was developed by a team from the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA), working with UNICEF, in cooperation with the Government of South Africa.

 

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