May 4, 2022

Pub Date



Age 3+

On My Papa's Shoulders

By Niki Daly

Humorous, tender and captivating, this is a joyful celebration of the bond between a father and son

One little boy in South Africa has just started school. When Mama takes him, they hurry along – but there’s always time for a kiss at the school gate. When Gogo takes him they go slow and feed the hungry cat on the way. When it’s Tata’s turn they walk through the park and splash in puddles. But the best days of all are when Papa takes him to school and lifts him high on his shoulders. 
A heart-warming celebration of family and fathers.


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Niki Daly

Author and Illustrator

Niki Daly has written and illustrated our much-praised 'Lolo' story collections for early readers. Over the years he has won many awards for his work. His groundbreaking Not So Fast Songololo, winner of a US Parent’s Choice Award, paved the way for post-apartheid South African children’s books. Among his many books, Once Upon a Time was an Honor Winner in the US Children’s Africana Book Awards and Jamela’s Dress was 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 - it also won both the Children’s Literature Choice Award and the Parents' Choice Silver Award. Niki lives with his wife, the author and illustrator Jude Daly, in South Africa.


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