The HEARTLINES read-aloud story book, Stories that Talk, is a collection of 10 stories, each revolving around one value. The stories have different genres, some are realistic, others fables, some funny, some with more pictures than others. They are illustrated by different artists. The stories are interspersed with pages for adults. Some of the country’s leading children’s story tellers have contributed to the collection. They include Gcina Mhlophe, Glynis Clacherty, Kopano Sechele and Marianna Brandt. The stories are set in a range of South African contexts, from rural to township, city to veld. Stories that Talk is available in five South African languages.