Looking for a picture book for your playful little one? Look no further!

Let their curiosity take flight with Julia Donaldson's The Go-Away Bird. This beautiful hardback was inspired by a trip to South Africa and is expertly illustrated by Catherine Rayner. For the little cricket-lovers in your house there's Yes Yanga! written by the author of How Many Ways Can You Say Hello, Refiloe Moahloli, this story starts with a game played in a local township that helps a young boy develop the skills he needs to eventually join the South African World Cup Team. Illustrated by Mogau Kekana, the ball and tins simply shoot off the page! 

If it's humour and bold colours you're after, The Steves by Morag Hood is just the thing to keep you and your child laughing out loud throughout. Toddlers who love dress-up will be enthralled by Julian is a Mermaid, the award winning picture book by Jessica Love, that promotes acceptance and being yourself. Frockadile by Jeanne Willis and Stephanie Laberis is sure to put a toothy grin on any face as you follow the adventures of the most fashionable crocodile Cliff. 

For side-splitting fun and very special stories you can't go wrong with these playful picture books! 

Book cover for Frockodile


Celebrating acceptance and being who you really are, this joyful story is about Cliff, the crocodile who wants to wear a dress.When the hyenas laugh at Cliff, he pretends he's dressing up for a play. But no play exists! Luckily his friend Freddy comes to the rescue and creates a...

Book cover for The Steves

The Steves

When Steve meets Steve, neither can believe it. Surely one of them must be the first Steve, the best Steve, the Stevest Steve . . . The claims of each puffin become sillier and sillier as the argument descends into name-calling – until both Steves realize there’s really no need to fall out over ...

Book cover for The Go-Away Bird

The Go-Away Bird

A gorgeous story about friendship and working together from a star picture-book partnership, the bestselling Julia Donaldson and award-winning Catherine Rayner.‘The Go-Away bird sat up in her nest,With her fine grey wings and her fine grey crest.’One...

Book cover for Yes Yanga!

Yes Yanga!

Yanga is the 3 Tins champion in his community. His life changes completely when his 3 Tins skills are channeled into cricket. Watch Yanga’s crazy talent as it takes him from local school team to the global sporting stage as one of the stars of the South African Cricket World Cup team.