Delightful heroine in tricky situations again
Niki Daly’s second book about Thoko encourages children to read in vernacular languages
Sharp Sharp! Thoko
By award-winning author/illustrator Niki Daly.
Published in English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa and isiZulu, the book encourages children to read in vernacular languages.
HERE comes Thoko again! Thoko is resourceful! Thoko is full of fun! Thoko is kind-hearted!
NIKI Daly makes reading about life as a child entertaining and realistic with his delightful local heroine, Thoko. Thoko finds herself in tricky situations that teach her important lessons. She skips through life, leaving behind a trail of laughter.
With sweet illustrations and four heart-warming easy-to-read stories, Daly has created a second book about Thoko – who is sure to become one of his most beloved characters.
Look out for the first Thoko book, Hooray! Thoko.
Also available is Aitsa! Thoko Afrikaans and Kwakuhle! Thoko IsiZulu.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Niki Daly has won many awards for his work. His groundbreaking Not So Fast Songololo, winner of a US Parents’ Choice Award, paved the way for post-apartheid South African children’s books. Since then he has published widely and has given talks in several countries.
Among his many books, Once Upon a Time was an Honour Winner at 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
Ten African American Picture Books of 2000. In 2009, Daly was awarded the Molteno Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Literature.
Other books include Nicholas and the Wild Ones, Thank you, Jackson, The Herd Boy, Pretty Salma, No More Kisses for Bernard and Ruby Sings the Blues.
Daly is married and lives in Kleinmond in the Western Cape.