Friday 2 September 2016

Captain Sneer the Buccaneer

Captain Sneer the Buccaneer by Penny Morrison (Walker Books)
HB RRP $24.99
ISBN 9781922179609

Reviewed by Ashling Kwok

Get ready for a rollicking good time with this fun, rhyming story about a boastful pirate. Captain Sneer thinks he is rough and tough and bold and brave, but readers soon find out things are not what they seem. Join Captain Sneer and his merry men as they go on an adventure sailing the seas in search of treasure.

This comical tale by Penny Morrison is packed with action which will delight young readers and leave them wanting more. The illustrations by Gabriel Evans are fantastic and the exquisite colour palette brings the images to life.

Readers will delight in the energetic, rhythmical nature of the text, which will encourage children to read along and become involved in the story.
Imagine how much fun children will have reading these words aloud:

“I’m Captain Sneer, the buccaneer. My crew salute when I pass near.
I’m rough and tough, I’m brave and bold. I sail the seas for gold, gold, GOLD!”

Captain Sneer the Buccaneer is a creative, humorous, and entertaining tale that children and adults will enjoy. It will appeal to both boys and girls and will soon become a family favourite.

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