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Watch a video of Niki & Jude Daly illustrating their new picture books

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Surprise! Surprise!Surprise! Surprise!

One day Mr Tati brings home a surprise – a sweet little piglet with a rosy face and curly tail! How Mr and Mrs Tati love their piggy baby – but what will happen when the piglet goes to school?
And could this tale have one more surprise at the end of it? A funny and original story showing that families are what you make them, and love is what matters most.

About the author: Lovers of children’s books, art and music have come to know Niki Daly as one of South Africa’s most successful writers and artists. He has been shortlisted for the coveted Hans Christian Andersen Award, and most recently nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Award. He lives with his wife, Jude, also an illustrator, in Kleinmond.
Six Blind Mice and an Elephant

One hot, hot day, a sleepy elephant wandered out of the forest and into a farmer’s barn. He sniffed around, made himself a cosy bed and fell asleep. Six blind mice scampered out of their mouse-hole to find out what this most unusual creature was like – and came up with six very different ideas! Is an elephant like a wall? A tree? A spear? A fan? A snake or a rope? Children will love to help the six blind mice discover the true wonder of an elephant in this beautifully illustrated animal fable from India.

About the author: Jude Daly is the illustrator of books such as The Dove and Gift of the Sun (winner of the Katrine Harries Award in 1997 and IBBY Honour List in 1996). Other recent titles include To Every Thing There is a Season and The Faraway Island (written by Dianne Hofmeyr). Jude lives in Kleinmond with husband Niki Daly, also an award-winning illustrator.

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