Hands up who grew up with Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories! Those classic tales about how the leopard got his spots, how the rhinoceros got his skin, and how the camel got his thump.
These stories remind me of my dad and granny who used to read them to me, and how captivating they were (and are, in fact).
Penguin Books have recently released a hard-cover Just So Stories book, with illustrations by South African Alex Latimer. This is a keepsake classic – I think inquisitive, nature-loving kids will love it!
Here are some of my favourite pics – please note these aren’t official Jpegs, but were snapped on my iPhone during reading hour (which I should rather call “reading 20 minutes”).
Just So Stories is available from bookshops for around R120.