MONKEY AND CROCODILE
Monkey & Crocodile delivers a heartfelt lesson on the importance of honesty in friendships, while inspiring us to trust our own cleverness and courage to face challenges head-on.
DR SINDIWE MAGONA
Dr Sindiwe has authored over 120 children’s books. She grew up on intsomi (South African folktales) told by grandfathers and grandmothers, older siblings, aunts, and uncles. These short stories for children are important, she realised, because the words conveyed knowledge and important teachings that helped them to understand the world they live in.
Monkey & Crocodile teaches children that deceit is a negative thing, especially in friendships. It also tells us that we are born with minds that can think and, if we don’t let fear overcome us, we can always think of creative solutions and can overcome anything.
An art teacher by profession, Susie believes in using traditional methods to create her artwork. She then converts her hand drawings and paintings into digital formats, which adds a beautiful old-school charm to her children's books. You can see her work by following @susieappleby on Instagram.