Little Library Numeracy: Mama Mabena's Magic Sesotho Version by Dianne Hofmeyr
  

Synopsis

Little Library Numeracy: Mama Mabena's Magic Sesotho Version by Dianne Hofmeyr

This title forms part of the Little Library programme, which consists of a Literacy Kit, Numeracy Kit and Life Skills Kit. These were developed to respond to a need for high-quality, indigenous books for the younger members of our communities, and have been successfully used in schools for the last ten years. This title is found in the updated, OBE version of the Little Library Maths Kit, now called the Little Library Numeracy Kit. The Numeracy Kit keeps seven of the best stories, and introduces five new ones - all of them trialled in classrooms around the country. In Mama Mabena's magic, two Ndebele girls think that Mama Mabena has magic hands, because she can make beautiful patterns on the walls of her home. Then Mama Mabena shows them how they too can make magic. Main concepts: colour, shape, figure and ground perception and spatial concepts.

About the Author

Dianne Hofmeyr

Dianne Hofmeyr grew up next to the sea, on the southern tip of Africa, and has travelled just about everywhere in Africa since. Her father was a mapmaker - helping her to plot not only the stars and unfamiliar terrain but also the texture and smell of new experiences. Her writing is a result of journeys with notebook and camera through places like Eygpt, Tunisia and Zimbabwe. Her teenage fiction has won the prestigious M-Net Book prize, judged with adult fiction, the Sanlam GOLD for Youth Literature (twice), the Sanlam SILVER award, the YOUNG AFRICA AWARD, an IBBY HONOURS BOOK award and a YOUNG AFRICA award. In South Africa, 'The Waterbearer' has won the M.E.R. award and is currently shortlisted for the Sunday Times Book of the Year.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
16 pages

Author

Dianne Hofmeyr
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Author's Website

www.btinternet.com/~dihofme...

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Publication date

1st November 2007

ISBN

9780521723091


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