From a very early age, Jacqui Taylor knew she wanted to be an artist. She worked for a number of years as an illustrator for advertising agencies in London and her native Zimbabwe. She created her first children’s book while living in Hong Kong and has never looked back. All her verses are ‘tried and tested’ on children. Jacqui currently runs her own design company and teaches design in Zimbabwe.
123 Me is the first in a series of early learning books for young children. Designed to teach simple counting skills, with a short English/Shona sentence describing each lively illustration. This gives the added benefit of simple bilingual learning to children worldwide.
Other titles by Jacqui Taylor include "An African ABC" and "A Baobab is Big".
I read "Moonhag and the Monster Monkey" with a smile on my face! Janet really has a way with words that children love. This African tale is a great introduction to two of the characters in "Kubuka and the Magic Calabash" - also by Janet. I read this book to my kids as a bedtime story - they thought it was fantastic! One minute they were laughing out loud the next, peeking over the bed covers.
The best thing about Janet's stories is that reading them to your kids will entertain you too!