What’s Cooking, Jamela?

What’s Cooking, Jamela?



“Who could resist playful, imaginative Jamela?” — School Library Journal

When Mrs. Zibi arrives to prepare the Christmas meal, Jamela decides to save Christmas, her chicken, from going into the cooking pot. She sets off with the chicken in her arms . . . and a trail of chaos follows. Suddenly it’s Jamela, not the chicken, who is in hot water. But, as Jamela proclaims on Christmas’s behalf, “You can’t eat friends!”

This boisterous Yuletide story for all seasons features the same colorful South African township characters who made Jamela’s Dress, an ALA Notable Book, such a delight.


About the Author

Niki Daly is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children. He lives in Kleinmond, a small seaside town in Western Cape, South Africa, and often finds inspiration for his stories in African peoples and cultures.

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