Niki Daly has won many awards for his exuberant work. His groundbreaking Not So fast Songololo, winner of a U.S Parent s Choice Award, paved the way for post-apartheid South African children s books. Since then, he has been published across the globe and has visited and presented talks in several countries. Among his many Frances Lincoln books, Once Upon a Time was an Honor Winner in the US Children s Africana Book Awards of 2004. Jamela s Dress – first in the Jamela series – was another milestone book, chosen by the ALA as a Notable Children s Book and by Booklist as one of the Top 10 African American Picture Books of 2000, and winning both the Children s Literature Choice Award and the Parent s Choice Silver Award.