Learn about African wildlife through five engaging and interactive short stories for children

The Lezulu fables are based on the African Animal Kingdom and the many lessons we can learn from it.

The original story was told by author Lezulu to his children many years ago, and his two rhino conservation stories have been translated into six other languages! Lezulu has written an additional 26 short stories which were featured over 26 episodes of Bush Radar on SABC 2.

These stories feature many more of Africa's best-loved creatures, such as the hippo, baboon, leopard, lion, zebra, and the elephant.

Ronnie the Rhino abuses the kindness and generosity of his best and only friend, Billy, the bumble bee and decides to keep something very valuable to his friend. What has evolved from this children's story is a wildlife conservation project, committed to the conservation of the rhino.

By naming and aligning the book series with a very real live specimen, readers can follow the life and growth of their very own Rhino ( ‘Ronnie’ Mokwena). Ronnie was introduced into Solole Game Reserve in Noordhoek, Kommetjie road, Fish Hoek region in 2004 and now calls KwaZulu-Natal home, where he was happy to be introduced to a new circle of Rhino friends. Author Lezulu adopted ‘Ronnie’ in September 2005 and contribute financially to his upkeep and well being monthly.

Fireside Fables takes advantage of the interactivity of Apple's iBooks platform to give parents the opportunity to provide a learning experience through fun and engagement.

Young readers can test their knowledge by matching the main characters of each short story to the corresponding concept or animal friend, filling them with a sense of mastery and accomplishment once they get through all the tales.