Children's Book

The Little Optimist

Story By Greg Bertish Illustrations by Chip Snaddon

A beautifully illustrated story about a tiny, little boat with a Huge heart.

A children’s story book of adventure with life lessons about being different, optimism, belief and never ever giving up. 

The Little Optimist book is a South African BEST SELLER and is making a difference and putting a smile on the face of many kids in South Africa.  The concept is totally unique, its organically good, and will help to inspire many sick and needy children.

  1. A book to show kids that little people can do HUGE things.
  1. For each book sold, another is donated to the Little Optimist Trust and delivered FREE to a marginalised child.
  1. Printed on recycled paper
  1. Coloring in pages and competition included

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” I loved reading this book to my children, not only because of the unique story and wonderful illustration, but also because it teaches them courage and belief in oneself.  “ Louise Driver, mom and CEO of The Children’s Hospital Trust

Social Partners

Little Optimist Trust
Aquarium Foundation
National Sea Rescue Institute
Sailing South Africa
9 Miles Project

Books Available at the following stores


Sharkspotters – Surfers Corner, Beach Road, Muizenberg – 078 174 4244

Xpression on the Beach – Muizenberg  – 021 709 0596

Life Style Surf Shop – 21 York Rd, Muizenberg – 021 788 8218


DARIOS Cafe – 6 Victoria Ave, Hout Bay- 021 791 0021

Office National – Hout Bay – 33 Victoria Ave, Hout Bay- 021 790 2630


SUP Cape Town, Battery Park, V &A Waterfront

NSRI Seapoint – 1 Glengariff Rd, Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town – 021 434 4011

Natural Energy – 188 Beach Rd, Strand- 021 853 1151

The Book Cottage – 17 Long Street, Hermanus – 028 313 0834

Kom Surf Shop , Kommetjie 

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