Mama plans a chicken dinner for Christmas Day, and she gives Jamela the job of fattening up their chicken. But seeing how happy Jamela is with her hen, she wonders just how she'll get it away from Jamela and into the pot. Smelling trouble, Jamela sets off the day before Christmas with the chicken in her arms and a trail of chaos follows - in the street, in the taxi, and even in Miss Style's hairdressing salon. However, as everyone agrees, you can't eat friends, and Christmas Day brings Jamela a delicious meal and the best present of all! Following the success of Jamela's Dress , this new Jamela book features the same delightful characters set in a South African township.
Niki Daly was born in Cape Town where he studied art and design. He came to England in 1970 to write and record songs, then started work as a graphic designer, illustrator and design teacher. In 1978, his first book The Little Girl Who Lived Down the Road, won a British Council Illustration Award. Since 1980 he has lived in South Africa teaching, illustrating, composing and recording. Niki lives in Mowbray, Cape Town with his wife, the illustrator Jude Daly, and their two sons.