A captivating story, told in rhyming verse, about a hadeda who loves to sing. Hagedash and her family will be familiar characters to children across the country – the cast is drawn from the comical birds they see every day on garden lawns.
The text offers insight into the real-life traits and habits of hadedas and tells the story of Hagedash, her happy meeting with Hagar and their growing family. The initially tranquil scene builds up to a great commotion, but it all ends peacefully.
The bright, playful drawings are by Claire Norden who has a proven track record in illustrating children’s books. The book comes with a full page of stickers to encourage further engagement with the story.
This third title in Struik Nature‘s Original African Tale series – set to become local classics – will have wide popular appeal with children and parents alike.
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About the Author
Charles de Villiers works in computer systems design and is a published science writer. His ready and whimsical sense of humour finds focus in children’s verse.
About the Illustrator
Claire Norden has made a name for herself in the field of children’s book illustration, and her bold, colourful artwork is widely known and loved.
Published by Struik Nature (An imprint of Random House Struik)