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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Where's Jamela?

Where's Jamela?

Fall 2004 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Niki Daly
Illustrator: Niki Daly
ISBN: 0-374-38324-3
Hardcover Price: $16.00
Review:
Moving is always a stressful experience; young Jamela looks forward to it with a mixture of anticipation and anxiety. When she disappears in the midst of packing, the whole neighborhood—serving as an extended family—gets involved not only in the search but also in the celebration when Jamela reveals her special hiding place. Daly’s loosely constructed illustrations—from crayoned endpapers to crates of chickens—are busy, and bright, and filled with the homey details of life in South Africa. In this third book featuring Jamela’s lively antics, readers will appreciate the chance to visit with her once again.
Kemie Nix   ©2004 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.


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