Nina and Little Duck (Eng) ISBN 978-0-7981-4824-5
Nina en Eendjie (Afr) ISBN 978-0-7981-4825-2
Written by Wendy Hartmann and Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Translated into Afrikaans by Johann van Heerden
Human & Rousseau Publishers (SA) [Aug 2007]
Nina, Simon, and Mr and Mrs Rajah, together with their cat and dog, all live on a quaint little street where shops and houses are built right next door to each other. Mr and Mrs Rajah own a shop on this street. Their house is part of the shop. Next to it is an entrance to the garden where they store a few things. It is charming, just the kind of place a duck would love to make a nest.
Nina and Simon spend a lot of time playing close to Mr and Mrs Rajah’s house and shop. They often stop for a chat and sometimes go into the garden to play games. Little Duck also spends a lot of time in the street and around the shop. After a long search, she recently moved into the Rajah’s garden to raise her family.
And this is where the adventures of Little Duck and her ducklings, Max, Molly and Martin really start. The text is supported by humorous and charming rhymes and illustrations that warm the heart and tickle the tummy.
Format (soft cover): 280mm x 215mm; 64 pages Readership: Toddlers, Read aloud & New Readers
M.E.R Prize for best illustrated children’s book (South Africa) was
awarded to Wendy Hartmann (author) and Marjorie van Heerden
(illustrator) for Nina and Little Duck
Publications can be ordered from: https://www.amazon.com/Nina-Little-Duck-Wendy-Hartmann/dp/0798148241 ; https://www.loot.co.za/product/wendy-hartmann-nina-and-little-duck/bctc-270-g590