Oliver Spedding

Biography

I'm a designer, book illustrator, cartoonist, artist and writer in South Africa.

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Books

Create A Picture (2)
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Series: Create A Picture, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,430. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
Another 10 children's picture puzzles that promote hand-eye co-ordination and the ability to recognize corresponding shapes and lines.
Create A Picture
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Series: Create A Picture, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,350. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
10 children's picture puzzles that promote hand-eye co-ordination and the ability to recognize corresponding shapes and lines.
Loser
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Price: Free! Words: 60,860. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
Edward Horner never thought that he would get old. He followed his unrealistic dreams of achieving wealth. He couldn't stand up for himself and avoided contentious issues. He couldn't visualize realistically nor see the merit in the advice and opportunities that came his way. When he failed he moved to his next dream. As he surreptitiously aged, his decline into poverty became inevitable.
Teach Your Child To Count To Ten
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,350. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Elementary
For a child to feel comfortable in the world of numbers he or she needs to clearly understand what the basic numbers that make up this interesting form are and how they are derived. We need to be careful not to create too many distractions such as animal and human characters and their actions as arithmetic is an extremely confined form.
The Honky Boy Column
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,750. Language: American English. Published: June 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
30 "autobiographies" of well known people of the past told in modern slang. Each article has a relevant illustration or cartoon.
The Coloured Curtain
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,370. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
A story about South Africa in the early 1970's. The hopelessness and desperation of the oppressed black citizens, the opulence of the privileged whites and the criminal escapades of the main black characters John and Jimson as they strive to survive all lead to a coincidence that can only occur in real life. the triumph of the human goodness of people trapped by the unjust laws of their country.
Soundwords
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Price: Free! Words: 1,000. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Concepts / Sounds
A children's picture book about the spelling of sounds that we hear other than the spoken word. Great educational value.
Annie's Pram
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Series: Learning About Life, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
A children's picture book written in verse and reverse chronology. The subject of the book is honesty. A learning about life book.
Winning
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Series: Learning About Life, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures
A simple children's picture book story about school athletics with a surprising ending. The story demonstrates how easily we can get the wrong impression of others. A learning about life book.
How I Stopped Smoking Forty Years Ago
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living
this booklet explains how important it is to prepare adequately to quit smoking, how to create an "anti-tobacco" attitude, how to set appropriate goals and challenges, the need for distraction and adopting a healthy lifestyle. all these aspects are important ingredients in the process of quitting smoking permanently.
Basil's 4 X 4
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Series: Learning About Life, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 660. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues
A children's picture book story. As any bear will tell you hunting for honey is hard work so Basil buys a 4 X 4 and after he has learnt to drive it he uses it to hunt for honey. When the 4 X 4 breaks down Basil follows his trail back home. On the way he learns an important lesson: we must always consider others, especially when we're enjoying ourselves. A learning about life book.
Horrible Howard
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Series: Learning About Life, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
In this children's picture book horrible Howard learns that other people react to our behaviour and so we can influence the way people behave towards us. Being unfriendly repels people while being friendly attracts them. What's important though, is that it's up to us to make the first move. A learning about life book.
Changing Thought
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,160. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Mind & Body
changing your thought habits isn't easy and requires a great deal of perseverance but it's the only way to permanently improve your life
Why John Plays Such Bad Golf
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,170. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
An analysis of the foundation of consistently competitive golf - the basics and how to practice effectively.
Whatstheidiom?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
50 english idiom-related cartoon puzzles that are fun for all ages and have great educational value for young learners.
Keep it Simple Golf - Putting
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Series: Keep it simple Golf, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
a comprehensive analysis of the element of putting and logical advice on what the golfer can do to become more successful in this area of the game of golf. this booklet is also part of my book "keep it simple golf" which covers all aspects of golf instruction.
Foniktoons 2
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Series: Foniktoons, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Language experience approach
60 english word-related cartoon puzzles that create an interest in the english language. ideal for children aged 10 to 100. an educational exercise for learning the meanings of many english words and encourages readers to create their own puzzles. based on the use of homonyms.
Keep it Simple Golf - the Bunker Shot
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Series: Keep it simple Golf, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
learn how to get out of bunkers the first time consistently by following a simple routine. this booklet is also part of my book "keep it simple golf" which covers all aspects of golf instruction.
Wild Animals and Birds of South Africa
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals
black and white illustrations, descriptions and details of 34 wild animals and birds of south africa
Foniktoons 1
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Series: Foniktoons, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Language experience approach
60 english word-related cartoon puzzles that create an interest in the english language. ideal for children aged 10 - 100. an educational exercise for learning the meanings of many english words. encourages readers to create their own english word-related puzzles.
Howie
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Series: Learning About Life, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 660. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
In this children's picture book little Howie has cancer and can't take part in healthy children's activities. Whenever he undergoes chemotherapy he conjures up his imaginary friends and together they do the things that healthy children do and this helps Howie cope with the unpleasant side effects of his treatment. A learning about life book.
Keep it Simple Golf - Transferring the Weight
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Series: Keep it simple Golf, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
learn how to transfer your weight to get maximum distance and accuracy. this booklet is also part of my book "keep it simple golf" which covers all aspects of golf instruction.
Mapenzi's Project
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Series: Learning About Life, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 660. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
In this children's picture book story winning doesn't always bring what the winner expects and shows that by simply taking part, unexpected rewards can result. Jabu wins the project competition but Mapenzi is the real winner. A learning about life book.
Keep it Simple Golf - The Shank
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Series: Keep it simple Golf, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
this booklet explains what causes shanked or heeled shots so that the golfer can cure the fault as soon as it happens. This booklet is also part of my book "keep it simple golf" which covers all aspects of golf instruction.
Saving Mouse
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Series: Learning About Life, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 660. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / General
A children's picture book. Tortoise doesn't realize that the perception that he has of himself is not how others see him. A Learning about life book.
Hunting for Honey
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Series: Learning About Life, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 700. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
A children's picture book. Barney the bear learns that we must interact with others and can't exist on our own. A Learning about life book.
Dodda & Deep
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
80 cricket cartoon strips featuring Dodda and Deep, India's cricketers extraordinaire.
Laughing at Life 2
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
a compilation of 250 humorous "one-liners", astute observations and advice, collective nouns and thought-provoking fun about who and what we are, that will hopefully help to keep life in perspective.
Laughing at Life 1
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A compilation of 250 humorous "one liners", astute observations and advice, collective nouns and thought-provoking fun about who and what we are, that will hopefully help to keep life in perspective.
A Perfect Throw
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,140. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family activities
a white south african boy living in the nineteen fifties on the highveldt near johannesburg tells of the events during his ninth year. time is of little consequence and is measured by the seasons. he relates his adventures with his human and animal friends and his observations of nature and human behaviour. His innocence is real as his busy little life flows from one event to the next.
Keep It Simple Golf
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Series: Keep it simple Golf, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,730. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
This golf instruction booklet is based on logic and explains how to draw and fade the ball by understanding how spin influences the golf ball, how to cure the dreaded shanks, how to get out of bunkers consistently and how to improve your putting. It also has logical explanations for why the ball does what it does and logical tips on visualization, playing half-shots and playing from the rough.
Blockout
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,480. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
A fatal illegal abortion in Turkey results in a series of events in South Africa involving a fugitive brain surgeon, a microchip designed to block a specific distant memory and implanted in the brain of a young man to protect the identity of the surgeon but results in a serial killer completely unaware of his actions. "No man is clever enough to know all the evil that he does." la Rochefoucaul
The Tine
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Price: Free! Words: 63,790. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » War & military
During the apartheid era in South Africa, Simon Malaza, a trained freedom fighter, dies during a failed sabotage mission. Michael Maleka is accused of being his accomplice and is cruelly tortured before being freed. He swears revenge on the two white policemen responsible for his suffering. "Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than revenge." Winston S. Churchill.

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