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Unlock the Power of Listening with the Adventures of the African Big Five! Trepid Leopard RELEASED!!

Updated: Aug 21, 2023

As the world grows increasingly digital and the voices around us multiply, the art of listening becomes ever more essential. Yet, it remains one of the most underrated skills of the modern age. Stepping into this gap, a new book series, inspired by the mighty Big Five of Africa, seeks to impart the wisdom of genuine listening in a captivating and memorable way.

The series comprises five enthralling tales, each spotlighting a specific aspect of listening. Through delightful narratives and enchanting illustrations, readers are not only entertained but also educated on the nuances of this powerful skill. Three out of the five are now available on the bookshelf!

1. "Lion Stress: Listening when the answer is no."

Resistance, it's something we all face. But how often do we truly listen to understand the reasons behind a refusal?

Set in the heart of Africa with lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalos and leopards - THE BIG FIVE. Three little African children Mandla, Becka and Sipho are bored and have nothing to do. The Chief said 'no' to go swimming, but the children decided they knew better and went on an adventure anyway; little did they know they were being followed by a lioness. They almost find themselves in hot water but are saved.

This book offers a multifaceted educational experience. Not only will your child grasp the significance of understanding refusal, but they will also become familiar with the African big five and little five. Additionally, they can engage in footprint matching to identify various animals. Beyond that, the book is packed with stimulating educational games like "spot the differences," sequencing tasks, and a fun introduction to Afrikaans vocabulary. It showcases a diverse array of African fauna, from zebras, giraffes, and crocodiles to lesser-known creatures like honey badgers and elephant shrews. Whether it's the majestic lioness or the tiny dung beetle, your child is in for a rich journey of discovery.

2. "Troubalo with Buffalo: Listening to instructions"

The beauty of instruction is found in the clarity it offers—if we only take the time to listen.

In this tale, Mandla strays from the designated path and finds himself face-to-face with a formidable African Buffalo, all due to not heeding advice. The message is clear: Listening is Essential!

Being an effective communicator starts with being an attentive listener. Engaging in active listening helps us process and interpret the information being shared. Cultivating this skill early on paves the way for personal growth and development. The benefits include:

(i) Diminished misunderstandings

(ii) Fostering empathy

(iii) Strengthening relationships

(iv) Boosting leadership capabilities

(v) Reducing premature judgments

(vi) Amplifying productivity

(vii) Enabling constructive feedback

"Troubalo with Buffalo" delivers this message in an engaging and educational manner. Using relatable adventures of Mandla, Sipho, and Becka, the story emphasizes the importance of listening, while introducing young readers to Africa's Big Five and Little Five, among other fascinating animals.

"Listening to Instructions," starring the African buffalo, remains a delightful and instructive read from start to finish.

3. "Trepid Leopard: A Lesson on Empathic Listening" - NEW RELEASE!

Sometimes, the loudest messages are conveyed in silence. Sometimes, to truly understand, we must feel.

And today, the wait is over! The much-anticipated "Trepid Leopard" is finally hitting the shelves. Dive into the enthralling adventure as three brave friends set off on a journey to their grand treehouse. Unbeknownst to them, the enigmatic trepid leopard and her mischievous cubs are watching closely. This isn't just another tale of suspense and surprise; it's a story drenched in layers of empathy. As events unfold, readers will be enthralled by the rich tapestry of emotions, challenges, and the magical transformation that empathic listening can bring about. So, if you're eager to discover how the friends tackle their fears, overcome obstacles, and embrace the profound impact of truly connecting with others, grab your copy now!

Why This Series?

Beyond the riveting stories, the series is a timely reminder of the power of genuine human connections. At its core, listening isn't just about hearing words. It's about understanding, feeling, and connecting. These tales, inspired by Africa's majestic Big Five, are perfect not just for children, but for adults too. Whether you're reading them for entertainment, education, or enlightenment, they're bound to leave an indelible mark.

Where to Buy?

Available and Amazon, this series is a must-have for every bookshelf. Perfect for gifting, for storytelling sessions, or for a quiet evening of reflective reading. And with "Trepid Leopard" just out today, there's no better time to dive into the series than now.

So, embark on this transformative journey, rediscover the essence of genuine listening, and let the adventures of the African Big Five resonate in your hearts and minds. Your adventure in listening starts here!


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