Little Ayanda loves her father with all her heart. One day he goes away, and doesn’t return. She becomes so sad that she thinks she never wants to grow up. So, she stays small for a long time. Later, she grows big so that she can help her family. But when trouble strikes her village, is she big and brave enough to save everyone? A wonderful fantasy that will make one nostalgic for the magic of childhood.
Author: Véronique Tadjo
Illustrator: Catherine Groenewald
Series: World Library
Catherine lives with her husband and three daughters
on a smallholding outside Stellenbosch. She is
kept busy with her writing, illustrating, chickens, fruit
trees and gardening. She is involved with the not-for-profit
initiative Siphosenkosi, which trains previously
disadvantaged women to make an African rag doll called Nosipho.