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  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books; First Paperback Edition edition (5 Sept. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 071121705X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711217058
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 0.4 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 281,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Jamela stories of everyday life depict experiences that will resonate with young children, irrespective of cultural background. (The Ultimate First Book Guide)

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Niki Daly has won many awards for his exuberant work. His groundbreaking Not So fast Songololo (1986), winner of a U.S Parent's Choice Award, paved the way for post-apartheid South African children's books. Since then, he has been published across the globe and has visited and presented talks in several countries. Among his many Frances Lincoln books, Once Upon a Time was an Honor Winner in the US Children's Africana Book Awards of 2004. Jamela's Dress - first in the Jamela series - was another milestone book, chosen by the ALA as a Notable Children's Book and by Booklist as one of the Top 10 African American Picture Books of 2000, and winning both the Children's Literature Choice Award and the Parent's Choice Silver Award. Niki lives with his wife, the illustrator Jude Daly, in Mowbray, a bustling Cape Town suburb.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Baxterrr on 8 Feb. 2009
Format: Paperback
Niki Daly has a lovely way of capturing suburban African life. The pictures are clear, the text is simple but culturally specific. A wonderful story that was enjoyed by the adults in the family as well as the child for whom the book was intended.
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Very realistic 3 Aug. 2008
By Ulyyf - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I love the Jamela books.

In this one, Jamela's mother makes the serious mistake of letting her daughter name and become friendly with the chicken they intend to slaughter, eventually resorting to sending her kid on a fool's errand the day before Christmas.

Jamela's no fool - she takes the chicken with her! Hijinks ensue, and Jamela's poor mother gets no sympathy from her neighbors who all (predictably) think Jamela is the cutest thing ever.

There's the normal happy ending, but it's done well enough that it doesn't seem *that* obvious. And all the characters clearly love and care for each other, that's always nice. Can't recommend this one enough.

Note for those interested in the subject, this book does show a quick scene of Jamela wearing a doll (Baby Jesus) on her back in a kanga.
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