Search Results: "Niki Daly"


BOOK REVIEW

SURPRISE! SURPRISE! by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2017

"While repeated readings won't offer surprise, squeals of laughter are assured. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The story opens with the trope of a longed-for child and has as many twists as a pig's tail. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO ZANZIBAR ROAD by Niki Daly
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 2006

"Wonderful endpapers introduce each of the story's characters and bring the warmth and exuberance of the interior illustrations to the reader from start to finish. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Five short picture-book chapters celebrate life in a cozy neighborhood in Africa—presumably South Africa, where the author/illustrator draws his inspiration. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAMELA! by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2006

"Daly's warm illustrations support his persuasive premise that it takes a village to raise a child. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Creative Jamela's desire for a pair of fancy shoes leads to complications. Read full book review >

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OLD BOB’S BROWN BEAR by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2002

"Young readers will want to bring a stuffed friend along when reading this one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Proclaiming that as a child he's never had a teddy bear to love, Old Bob is surprised with the gift of a brand-new bear on his birthday. Read full book review >

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BRAVO, ZAN ANGELO! by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"From the reflective pastel light of Venice, to the expressive gestures of the performers, his talented brushwork will make readers appreciate not only the troupe, but also their creator. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Young Angelo's attempts to join his grandfather's commedia dell'arte troupe serve as a delightful introduction to this Italian Renaissance form of clowning. Read full book review >

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THE HERD BOY by Niki Daly
by Niki Daly, illustrated by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"Affectionate and existential, Daly has well and fully caught Malusi's immediate circumstance and his horizons. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A day in the life and dreams of a young South African herding boy. Read full book review >

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WHAT’S COOKING, JAMELA? by Niki Daly
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 8, 2001

"This little girl is a charmer and so is her story. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When her family purchases a young chicken, Jamela names her Christmas and enthusiastically helps to fatten her up for her namesake holiday. Read full book review >

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NO MORE KISSES FOR BERNARD! by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"An amusing look at a childhood dilemma, nicely resolved. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Four squeaky, sticky, sneaky and smoochy aunts are too, too much for birthday boy Bernard. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR JAMELA by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Jamela's back—hooray! (Picture book. 5-8)"
Jamela's back, and she's bo-o-o-red. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUBY SINGS THE BLUES by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Young audiences will enjoy even if they don't understand 'the Blues.' (Picture book. 4-9)"
Award-winning South African writer/artist Daly turns his attention once more to things musical with this jazzily illustrated tale of Ruby who, at first, can't control her volume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE’S JAMELA? by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2004

"Like Jamela's previous outings, this will captivate young readers with its engaging protagonist and warm portrayals of close family and community ties. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Bright-eyed, expressive faces and slightly exotic locales (to US audiences, anyway) give this South African moving-day-blues tale an extra lift. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A TIME by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2003

"This is an excellent choice for one-on-one sharing or lap story times. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sarie, a South African first grader, loves school but hates to read out loud to the class. Read full book review >