A few weeks ago I posted my write up of Lucy and Mum’s Shoes and shared some of the books Imagnary House sent for me to review. One of the books they sent was Tina Tadpole: Witch in Training by David Bourke, and I’m super excited to finally share more about this delightful read:
A Clever frog once said it isn’t easy being green.
Tina has green skin. Only one in every thousand witches have green skin, so it isn’t surprising that Tina is seen as the “different” one at school. This doesn’t bother her though, and she takes it all in stride.
In this debut kiddie’s book by David Bourke, we join Tina on a day of magic where she needs to choose a pet for her class photo. However, being the odd one out makes it a bit tricky for her to decide… But with magical powers and a wild imagination, we can only expect something, well, a little peculiar. So, what sort of beast will Tina choose?
Tina Tadpole: Witch in Training is a fun filled, laughter inducing storybook that gives a glimpse of what it means to be different in a world of spells and enchantments. It’s beautifully illustrated and encourages the little ones to think outside of the box.
Grab your copy of Tina Tadpole: Witch in Training from Imagnary House’s online store.
About Imagnary House: We are a small, boutique publisher and bookstore with a special focus on children’s literature, as we have a heart for children’s literacy and imaginations in Southern Africa.
We were founded in May 2016 by Brad Harris, who built the premise of Imagnary House on the back of his experience working with traditional publishers and self-publishing agents. Noticing a hole left in Africa for children’s literature, he focused his own literary passion towards this end… enter, Imagnary House.
With this heart for publishing in South Africa, we knew releasing books only in English and Afrikaans wasn’t enough, and that a necessary addition to our toolkit was being able to publish in indigenous African languages. We’re very happy to say that we’ve begun this journey by making our publication list open to Xhosa manuscripts and translations, and we soon hope to take on Zulu and Sotho.
One day, we hope to make the children’s books that we love available in every part of our beautiful country. We believe that enjoying the ability to read is the right of a child from all languages, areas, cultures, and backgrounds… (sourced from the Imagnary House ‘About’ page)
What are some of your favourite children’s books? Let me know in the comments below!