Two books for youngsters
Fender the Land Rover is back in a new adventure in Veronica Lamond’s Fender Goes to Africa. He and Dan travel all the way from Cairo to Ethiopia and on down the East Coast of Africa meeting people and interesting animals along the way. They see rare Ethiopian wolves, save a baby elephant stuck in a mud hole and help Kingsley Holgate distribute mosquito nets to remote villages. Dan and Landy explore Zambia and Botswana before reaching Cape Town to catch a ship home. Struik Nature, R120.
Seaside holidays coming up so add loads of fun and interest to exploring the beach by taking a copy of Margo Branch’s Exploring the Seashore in Southern Africa with you. Young adventurers (and their parents) will love discovering some of the many treasures to be found, from beach-cleaning birds and sideways-scuttling crabs to gorgeous shells, seaweeds. anemones, corals and spiky sea urchins. You may also see jellyfish – but watch out for bluebottles and their painful stings. Add loads of information about seahorses, sunfish and sharks, among others, along with activities and things to do and you’ve got an absolutely riveting read! Struik Nature, R130.