Sally MacLarty, with a BA (Fine Arts) from Wits University, has worked as a freelance illustrator for over 20 years, specialising in natural history and education. She has contributed artwork to more than 120 publications.

  • African Wild Flower to Read, Colour & Keep

    Colouring-in is a favourite children’s pastime, and here’s a new addition to Struik Nature’s ‘Read, colour and keep’ series that will give hours of fun, while also expanding children’s knowledge of the natural world.

    Why is Bulbine such a useful plant? Which flowers can we eat, and which are poisonous? What is South Africa’s national flower? Why do some flowers give off a rotten smell? What pollinates our beautiful flowers?

    Children will learn interesting facts while enjoying hours of fun colouring in this selection of our most striking flowers. They can consult the colour guide in the middle of the book when choosing which shade of crayon or paint to use for the more than 40 outlined images – or make up their own fantastically-hued flowers!

    R110.00
  • African Mammals to Read, Colour & Keep

    Why do elephants flap their ears? Which big cat leaps into the air to catch birds? How do bushbabies get their name?

    Discover the answers to these questions and enjoy hours of colouring fun with the latest addition to our Read, colour and keep series. There are more than 40 animals to colour in, each illustration providing budding artists and inquisitive children with interesting facts as they work through the book.

    The centre spread contains a pull-out gallery of all the animals in full colour. These can serve to guide children in colouring in the outlined images – or they can simply use their imagination!

    R110.00
  • African Reptiles to Read, Colour & Keep

    How does the sea snake swim? What is a ‘hinged’ tortoise? Who cleans a crocodile’s teeth? Do toads cause warts? How do some frogs survive the dry season?

    Children will find the answers to these questions – and many other interesting facts – while enjoying hours of fun colouring in a selection of our most striking reptiles and amphibians (frogs and toads). There are more than 40 to colour in, each providing budding artists and inquisitive children with a snippet of knowledge as they work through the book.

    In the middle of the book is a gallery of all the featured creatures, but this time in colour, giving a clear guide as to which shade of crayon or paint to use when colouring in the outlined images throughout the book.

    R110.00
  • African Seashores to Read, Colour & Keep

    Children will enjoy hours of fun colouring in this selection of our most striking seashore life – more than 40 of the brightest, most fascinating, commonly known creatures and plants from our local shores. In the middle of the book is a full-colour gallery of all the featured shore life, giving a clear guide as to which shade of crayon or paint to use when colouring in the outlined images throughout the book. As they work through the book, budding artists and inquisitive children will also be able to pick up snippets of knowledge about the creatures, such as how the colourful sea anemone overpowers its prey; whether the sponge is an animal; how the starfish pulls its stomach outside of its body to eat; why the hermit crab’s homes are all second-hand; and the bag of tricks used by that master of disguise, the octopus.

    R110.00
  • African Insects to Read, Colour & Keep

    How do Corn Crickets produce their high-pitched sounds? Which insect has a forked horn on the front of its head? Where does the Small Scarlet Dragonfly scatter its eggs? Which bug is named after a famous artist? Children will find the answers to these questions – and many other interesting facts – while enjoying hours of fun colouring in a selection of our most striking insects. There are more than 40 images to colour in, providing budding artists and young children with enticing snippets of knowledge as they work through the book. In the middle of the book is a gallery of the insects, but this time in colour, giving a clear guide as to which shade of crayon or paint to use when colouring in the outlines on the other pages.

    R110.00
  • African Birds to Read, Colour & Keep

    Why does the African Jacana have long toes? What colour is the Cape Parrot? Which bird feasts on wild figs? And where does the Diderick Cuckoo lay its eggs? Children will find the answers to these questions – and lots more interesting facts – while enjoying hours of fun colouring in a selection of our most beautiful birds. There are more than 40 to colour in, helping budding artists and young children learn something about each as they work through the book. In the middle of the book is a gallery of all the birds, but this time in colour, giving a clear guide as to which crayons or paints to use when colouring in the outlines on the other pages.

    R110.00