It's Storytime! READ: Snails have feelings too! (Available for download in nine official languages)

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Why can't we snails be liked more by the other garden bugs?
Why can't we snails be liked more by the other garden bugs?

The snails who lived in Mrs Mondliwa's garden were fed up with the horrible treatment from all the other bugs.

The other garden bugs thought snails were awful and didn't want to give them a chance, until one day, the snails proved that they can add value to the garden too! 

This story about differences is brought to you by Nal'ibali (isiXhosa for "here’s the story"), a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign to spark children’s potential through storytelling and reading.

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Download the Afrikaans PDF here

Download the isiXhosa PDF here

Download the isiZulu PDF here

Download the Sepedi PDF here

Download the Sesotho PDF here

Download the Setswana PDF here

Download the Siswati PDF here

Download the Xitsonga PDF here

This story was created by Lori-Ann Preston (author), Chantelle and Burgen Thorne (illustrators). 

Find more stories in the Parent24 Storytime hub


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