Welcome to Children's Corner book reviews from 4MBS Classic Radio FM in Brisbane. Here you will find short annotations of the children's books reviewed by Kerry Neary in Children's Corner on 4MBS, together with the details you need to find them at your favourite bookstore. Any prices shown are the publisher's Australian recommended price and may vary depending on where you shop. You are welcome to use these reviews for newsletters and the like with appropriate acknowledgement.

May 8, 2015

My Pop is a pirate

Damon Young, illustrated by Peter Carnavas
ISBN: 9780702253614           RRP: $24.95

Companion to My Nana is a ninja - in the interest of gender justice – but it features different characters. The same very distinct pattern of telling introduces a cross-section of Pops, who do different things in different ways – mostly hilarious and eccentric. One of them is a real pirate! The rollicking rhyme gleefully romps along, with an underlying reminder of the significance of Pop’s role in the modern family. Watch the comical and vigorous illustrations carefully and catch a glimpse of Ninja nanna. More of the unexpected pops up all through the book to keep young readers chuckling.