Follow the adventures of a shrew, a tortoise, a beetle, a bird and an ant, who live on the slopes of the Magaliesberg mountains in South Africa. They lose at competitions but outsmart thieves, dogs and even the villainous and treacherous Trixies to achieve their dream.
“Janina Pechová’s blend of delightful illustrations and imaginative storyline takes young readers into a whimsical world of small creatures. In an amusing parody of their big game namesakes the Little 5 confront the adversaries of the natural world with wit and adventure, ingeniously embracing real-life conservation and social issues. In the tradition of African storytelling The little 5 uses tales of the veld to entertain and inform.”
– VINCENT CARRUTHERS – Writer and environmentalist.
“There’s a special thing about children’s books where the writer is the illustrator; an extra harmony. Janina’s artwork is a visual kapow! Vivid and vigorous, full of intrigue and peppered with meaning that the written tale brings out step by step in delicious deliberate dollops.
– DENIS BECKETT – author and social commentator