The famous children’s author and illustrator, Dr Seuss, wrote “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” A love for reading starts at an early age (books were the friends this lonely author craved in school). And, it seems South Africa is doing well in producing the kind of content that will help kids’ imaginations soar.
Earlier this month, Bumble Books, an imprint of small South African independent publisher, Publishing Print Matters (PPM), won the award for “Best Children’s Book Publisher Africa” at the prestigious Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
Bumble Books provides a platform for new South African illustrators and authors to showcase their work internationally, with books being picked up by publishers in countries like China and Germany.
The owner of PPM, Robin Stuart-Clark, spoke to us about the strides South African children’s authors and illustrators have been making. Listen to our interview below: