Gezani and the Tricky Baboon

 Gezani and the Tricky Baboon

by Valanga Khoza, illustrated by Sally Rippin


Bananas, bananas, bananas on my head! Gezani sets off to deliver a bunch of bananas to his cousins on the hill. But along the way he meets Tricky Baboon who is feeling very hungry. Baboon tricks Gezani into leaving him the bananas. It is up to Gezani to teach Tricky Baboon a lesson!

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9781925000740 (hardcover)
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Publication date:
November 2014 (hardcover)
February (paperback)
Extent: 32 pages
Format: Picture book Landscape 236 x 236
$22.95 (hardcover)
$14.95 (paperback)
Category: Folklore
Age guide: 4 – 7 years


Valanga Khoza

About the Author

Valanga’s solo performance ‘Out of Africa’ has toured primary and secondary schools across Australia. He was raised in Alexandra, a township in Johannesburg, and in rural Transvaal. Music, dance and storytelling were an integral part of the culture of his people in a community where many could not read or write.




About the Illustrator

Sally Rippin was born in Australia but grew up in South-East Asia. She is the author and illustrator of many award-winning books including the Billie B Brown series and Angel Creek