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Monday 19 September 2016

Review: Captain Sneer the Buccaneer

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

Meet Captain Sneer, the boastful buccaneer. He’s tough and mean, fearsome and daring. Or is he? As he faces challenges, we get hints that perhaps he isn’t quite as brave as he wants people to believe.

In this high-seas adventure, author Penny Morrison introduces readers to the boastful, blustering pirate. The crew, and readers, can see that Captain Sneer isn’t anywhere near as brave and adventurous as he thinks he is, creating a humorous pantomime-like tone to the story. 

The rhyming text is fun and has a pleasing rhythm that makes it perfect to read aloud, and the twist at the end will have young readers giggling. The illustrations by West Australian illustrator Gabriel Evans complement the text perfectly.

Captain Sneer the Buccaneer is the perfect book to enjoy on Talk Like a Pirate Day, (today!) or anytime you’re ready for a rollicking pirate adventure.

Title: Captain Sneer the Buccaneer
Author: Penny Morrison
Illustrator: Gabriel Evans
Publisher: Walker Books, $24.99
Publication Date: 1 September 2016
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9781922179609
For ages: 4 - 7
Type: Picture Book