29pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, (1996) 2019
Also available in Afrikaans, isiXhosa and isiZulu.
Thulani wants a simple life basking in the sun. Tired of milking the cow, he exchanges it for a goat … the goat for a sheep … the sheep for three geese … until all he has left is a pocket of sunflower seeds. But the sunflower seeds feed the hens, the hens lay more eggs than ever, and soon Thulani is enjoying his new-found fortune.
Dianne Stewart has published children's books and books on African culture, including Dudu's Basket, Lyle the Crocodile and The Dove.
Jude Daly is the illustrator of Thank You, Jackson, Sivu's Six Wishes, Lila and the Secret of the Rain and The Faraway Island. Her illustations for The Gift of the Sun won the Katrine Harries Award.