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Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Review: My Dad Snores

Sing it or read it, My Dad Snores, is a timeless Australian song by John Williamson brought to life in pages with colour, humor and fabulous illustrations.

Relatable to all I’m sure, this fun song made story explores the experience of a family with a dad who snores. My dad snores, Does yours? What does he sound like? A bus, a train, maybe even a snake? And what can this family do to escape his slumbering sounds which leave them sleepless but wide eyed? He gets a kick from mum and a peg on his nose, but nothing seems to work.

A fabulous new verse and illustrations combine to show the family’s clever solution. I love how the illustrations give the original song life and expand the story; they are filled with movement, emotion and give a great feel for the Australian environment through colour and features such as flapping galahs, dangling gum leaves and cheeky characters including an echidna in a washing basket.

With rhythm, rhyme and repetition, this book will encourage engagement and a good-humoured laugh at those who snore.

John Williamson is an iconic Austraian country and folk singer-songwriter, Christmas in Australia is another of his classic songs brought to live in a picture book. Peter Carnavas is an award winning author illustrator with many books including A Quiet Girl, The Children Who Loved Books and Jessica’s Box.

Title: My Dad Snores
Author: John Williamson
Illustrator: Peter Carnavas
Publisher: Penguin Random House, $19.99
Publication Date: 6 August 2019
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780143793793
For ages: 6 – 8
Type: Picture Book


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