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Electric Book Works’s first children’s book, uTshepo Mde: Tall Enough, has met with such acclaim, it’s hard to imagine that this publishing house is just more than one year old. The book has been selected to appear on the 2008 Honour List of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) and was joint winner of the inaugural Exclusive Books IBBYSA Children's Book Award. UTshepo Mde: Tall Enough is the tale of a boy who wants to be as tall as a tree. Told in Xhosa, and accompanied by an English translation, Mhlobo Jadezweni's fable unfolds in Hannah Morris's strong, sensitive, bright illustrations, which were selected for a merit award by the New York illustration magazine 3 x 3.