The Magic Bojabi Tree (Paperback)

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Price £6.99

  • We would recommend for 3.5yrs+
  • Why we like it: Really fun story, with lots of giggles / Good vocabulary relating to animals


Python has wrapped himself around the melon/mango/pomegranate tree with its delicious fruit, and he won’t share the fruit unless the animals can tell him the correct name of the tree. Elephant, Monkey and Zebra each in turn visit Lion, who alone knows the name of the tree. But every time, the animals forget the name on the journey back to the tree.

Then Tortoise, the slowest, smallest animal goes to Lion – and sings a special song to remind him of the name. It is the Bojabi Tree! Python unwraps himself from the trunk, and all the animals share a feast.

  • We recommend for 3.5yrs+
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd 
  • ISBN: 9781786033598 
  • Number of pages: 32 
  • Dimensions: 250 x 250 mm

Dianne Hofmeyr (author)Piet Grobler (illustrator)

Media reviews:

Fabulously evocative illustrations… a humorous journey” * Practical Pre-School *

A treat to read aloud to children… A book that you will want to return to again and again.” * Good Reads, Saviour Pirotta blog *

The African landscapes and creatures are vividly depicted. […] The repetition and clever use of words make it a super story to read aloud.” * Parents in Touch *

 ‘Packed with humour and brought to life by Piet Grobler’s vibrant illustrations. . . An immensely satisfying tale.’ – The Independent on Sunday




About the Author

PIET GROBLER grew up on a farm in Limpopo, South Africa. After working as a church minister, he made a career in illustration and now lectures at the University of Worcester. He is the recipient of many international illustration awards, including the IBBY Honours List.  He lives with his wife and daughter in Great Malvern.

DIANNE HOFMEYR grew up on the tip of Southern Africa. She graduated as an art teacher in Cape Town and has written several teenage novels and picture books. she has won the M-Net Award for fiction and has two IBBY Honour Books.


Why We Love It

Very different and inspirational books for both babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. So many to add to the collection!

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