“May our children grow up knowing, at the very least, how to greet a fellow South African in their mother tongue.” – Refiloe Moahloli
Sara’s first day of school is full of surprises, but the biggest one of all is that she discovers she doesn’t understand what the other children are saying and she wonders how she will make friends. Her teacher encourages her to find out the many ways one can say hello and so begins her journey of discovery on a hot air balloon across South Africa.
This delightful story of rhyming verse, accompanied by the most beautiful illustrations is written and narrated by Refiloe Moahloli and illustrated by Anja Stoeckigt. It’s a MUST for all young South African kids! And the best part is that if you struggle to pronounce ‘hello’ in all 11 official languages, you’ll find a free audio CD of the text, narrated by the author herself, tucked in the back cover to guide with authentic pronunciation.
This beautiful hardcover book is published by Penguin Random House and sells for a recommended price of R140. You can buy it from takealot.com, Loot, Exclusive Books & Reader’s Warehouse OR enter below to win one of two books! Here’s how:
- Like & Share the pinned Facebook post on Heart Mama Blog with the hashtag #HowManyHellos
- Tag a friend on the Facebook post to share the love
- Say ‘Hello’ in your home language in a comment on this blog post!
The competition closes on Friday 11 August at 12h00 and the winner will be selected via Random.org. The winner drawn must have followed all necessary steps above in order to qualify for the prize. This competition is open to South African residents only and delivery of the prize will be made to your doorstep. Good luck mamas!