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Monday 7 January 2019

Review: Molly the Pirate

Molly lives a long way from the ocean, on an outback farm. But that doesn't stop her from fulfilling her dream of being a pirate.

As the reader is drawn into Molly's imaginary play, the red dirt becomes the rolling waves, the clouds sea creatures, the clothesline and washing basket a ship, and the farmyard chickens her salty adversaries.

This is a joyful celebration of the imagination, of daydreaming and the power of play.

It's the beauty of childhood and that ability to find fun and adventure in the mundane. Molly's bold exploits are captured through rollicking, playful language and vibrant, loose-lined illustrations.

Early childhood readers will love the strong independence of Molly and the fun she has with her imagination and her physical abilities. And they'll delight in spotting the transformation of everyday objects into props for her game.

Title: Molly the Pirate
Author: Lorraine Teece
Illustrator: Paul Seden
Publisher: Magabala Books, $17.99
Publication Date: November 2017
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925360660
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book