Search Results: "Niki Daly"


BOOK REVIEW

NEXT STOP—ZANZIBAR ROAD! by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Comfortingly familiar and intriguingly different at the same time, this trip to the market and back again will carry readers to a place filled with joie de vivre. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mama Jumbo is a pachyderm inhabitant of Zanzibar Road, in an imaginary country that may or may not be South Africa. Read full book review >

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PRETTY SALMA by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2007

"The watercolor and computer-generated illustrations abound in funny details, but some may find the large, white eyeballs shared by Granny and Mr. Dog to be somewhat stereotypical. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
The South African writer/illustrator branches out to create an unusual version of the popular rural European cautionary tale set in contemporary urban Ghana. Read full book review >

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MARY MALLOY AND THE BABY WHO WOULDN'T SLEEP by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Wynken, Blinken and Nod'' descendant. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When sleepy Mary Malloy picks up the wakeful baby, ``Baby hullabalooed until the Crescent Moon pushed aside her cloudy curtains and smiled mysteriously down'' and asked to rock him. 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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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SEB AND HAMISH by Jude Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A fresh take on dog books. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When Seb and his mother visit their new neighbor in this British import, he isn't sure he wants to get to know her boisterous dog, Hamish. Read full book review >

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THE SQUEAKY, CREAKY BED by Pat Thomson
ANIMALS
Released: May 13, 2003

"Rather ungraciously, the tale's antecedents are not acknowledged—but like earlier versions, notably Laura Simms's variation, The Squeaky Door (1991), it still makes a fine tale for telling, replete with animal noises and loud cries. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
Thompson adapts a cumulative folktale told by Pura Belpre and others, in which a timorous lad acquires a cat, a dog, a piglet, and a parrot as bedmates to help him get over his old bed's squeaks and creaks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE MAGIC IN THE WORLD by Wendy Hartmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"In Daly's lively, beautifully composed illustrations, these exuberant black South Africans have little besides their sense of play and creativity; like Karen Williams's Gallimoto (1990), this simple story suggests that these are most important of all. (Picture book. 5-8)"
From South Africa, a gentle celebration of the power of the imagination. Read full book review >