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Nicholas and his family going on a picnic
Nicholas and his family going on a picnic

It’s a beautiful day for a picnic. Nicholas and his family are going to a picnic.All the animals want to join them too. 

This story is brought to you by Book Dash, a local organisation that gathers creative volunteers to create new African storybooks that anyone can freely print, translate and distribute.

Created at Book Dash Durba by Elana Bregin (writer), Lindy Pelzl (illustrator) and Raeesah Vawda (designer).

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