You're a Star, Lolo

You're a Star, Lolo

ISBN 9781946395467

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by Niki Daly

Part of Niki Daly’s Lolo Series

Lolo’s back for a whole new set of adventures in You’re a Star, Lolo, the third book in Niki Daly’s Lolo series for beginning readers. Whether it’s turning her garden into a snail farm when snails eat up her precious tomato plant, or using her hair ribbons to save the day when a friend’s car breaks down – there’s a unique solution to every problem, and Lolo is going to find it!

These stories invite young readers into the life and adventures of fun-loving, clever, and curious Lolo, a young girl living in South Africa. Along with her mother and grandmother Gogo, she can always find a way to make the best out of any situation— even when things don’t go as planned.

In You’re a Star, Lolo, join Lolo as she makes her mom an extra-special soup, goes on vacation with her Gogo, and even tracks down the scary Ghorra-Ghorra-Hoooaaah-Bwoooooo-Monster sound she keeps hearing at night!

Softcover, 86 pages.

Catalyst Press, 2021.

Recommended for beginning new readers, Grades 1 & 2.

From the publisher, download a free Lolo activity sheet here.


“[D]rawn tenderly and told in a way that honours the characters and their culture. Another winning addition—Lolo is indeed a star!”— Kirkus, starred review

“Every page is brought to life with delightful black and white drawings that bring out the humour and emotion in Lolo’s endeavours. Lolo’s stories are perfect for building reading confidence in youngsters who are ready to move from picture books to more substantial texts.” — BookTrust UK

“The stories are uniquely written on the same wave length as young children and they are full of known characters and life which is understood and recognised.” — Sue Martin, Dolphin Book Blog

"Bright and cheerful Lolo is the star of the show in this new chapter-book series from South Africa. [...] Young readers will find much to enjoy in this tale of a winning little girl and her family--hooray indeed!"- Kirkus Reviews

"With a simply written, graceful text and gray-scale pictures on nearly every page, these appealing stories are just right for children moving from beginning readers to chapter books." - Booklist

"Daly's lessons are relatable and resonant, sowing seeds of compassion and connection between the reader and Lolo. [...] The expressive black-and-white digital illustrations, which resemble classic line art à la Amelia Bedelia, lovingly depict Lolo and her community. An endearing protagonist and clear thematic messages make this first in a series a winsome pick for early readers." - Publishers Weekly

"The outstanding feature of this series of books is that very few books for children of this age (say 5 to 8 years) combine a highly readable tone and a feisty young character of colour." - International Board on Books for Young People, UK

"Sparkly stories all, with lots of gentle humour that will win Lolo lots of friends among young readers who are sure to enjoy making the acquaintance of this enormously engaging girl."- Red Reading Hub

"Lolo is a fun-loving, likeable character, whose experiences and dilemmas are typical of children her age. She considers the impact her actions have on others, making this a great book to promote discussion about emotions, empathy, kindness and friendship. 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." - Book Trust (UK)