I first met Dutch journalist and all-round nice gal Flore de Vries yonks ago when she had just made her home in Cape Town. Fast forward a wee bit and we both had babes in arms. A little further down the line, and Flore and I were chatting about her ingenious and fun little cardboard book, My First Cape Town Words. From ‘bakkie’ and ‘dassie’ to ‘braai’ and ‘train’ I loved the way she visually connected single words with iconic Cape Town imagery and landmarks in a colourful, robust and perfect-for-little-hands format. Since then Flore has been prolific, creating and growing her kids product range under the Pictures & Words label. There’s a puzzle and a memory game, colouring in and activity books and postcards and another word book, this time Jozi-inspired.
It’s just such a clever little range she’s developing, with humorous moments and a graphic, fun design signature that all adds up to the ideal addition to your children’s playing and learning repertoire: perfect for local kids to grow their knowledge and take pride in our landscape, as well as, of course, making great gifts for ex-pats and family and friends living abroad. The range also includes gorgeous Shweshwe notebooks for young doodlers or note taking and sketching for work or inspiration. All Flore’s products are proudly locally designed and hand-finished and are available at select book shops, or contact her for your nearest stockist.
Flore is sharing the happiness and giving away a few goodies including her word books (x2 My First Cape Town and My First Jozi Words); floor puzzles (x2 My Big South Africa Puzzle) and the memory game (x3 My South Africa Memory Game).
- ‘Like’ Flore’s Facebook page, Pictures & Words and if you already have liked it, just say hi and reference this competition…
* Also ‘Like’ our FB page if you haven’t already done so and mention in the comments section what you love most about your city and which of the prizes you’d like to win (we’ll try our best to accommodate your preference).As a reminder, prizes include: the Cape Town and Jozi words books (we’ve got two sets to give away to two lucky readers); a South African floor puzzle (we’ve got two to give away to two readers); or a memory game (we’ve got three of these for three I Want That readers).