Aug 5, 2020
You're A Star Lolo
By Niki Daly
Follow Lolo as she creates an amazing soup for Mama, looks after snails in her garden, has a night-time adventure and goes to the seaside with Gogo.
From the Rainbow Nation, four sparkling stories that introduce a lovable new heroine.
Lolo is an ordinary little girl who lives in a South African township with her mother and Granny Gogo. But every day brings fun, adventure – and occasional mishaps.
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"With its combination of gentle humour and warm family relationships, and of course, Niki Daly's own black and white illustrations at every turn of the page, this one is a sheer delight."
"The outstanding feature of this series of books is that very few books for children of this age combine highly readable tone and a feisty young character of colour."
"Ideal for newly independent readers to increase their confidence, each page is illustrated with characterful black-and-white illustrations that bring the stories to life."
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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.