"Thingamagic" is a story about five less know animals from the African bush. When Ndlovu the Elephant Shrew hears some noises in the bushes he runs for his life but he trips over a Thing. Suddenly it starts raining. Is the Thing safe to hide in? The book tells the tale of how five wild creatures find an unusual home in the bush. They appear one by one and each one begs to hide from the element in the "new home". Each character wants to contribute to the group and real-life qualities are used. Then the owner appears. Will they manage to keep the home? The story ends with the message: Let's all live in peace and ubuntu. At the end of the book, there are child-friendly facts about each of these animals, most of which are endangered.