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Thursday 24 September 2020

Review: Calm Down, Cooper!

Cooper is a good little puppy who prides himself on his perfect behaviour. 

But when Great Aunt Mildred comes to visit, and brings her parrot Pandy (short for Pandemonium), Cooper is in for a bit of a shock.

When Cooper’s owner, Martha, and Mildred head out for the day, Pandy decides to throw a party.

‘I’ve invited my friends over, I’ve told them your address.

I hope that you’re excited, I’ve said it’s fancy dress.’

A lion, a rhino, a gorilla, wildebeest, penguins and so many more animals arrive.
And they are all keen to party.

Poor Cooper can’t cope. The plates are being broken. The house is a complete mess. And Martha and Mildred will be home soon! What will Cooper do?

Calm Down, Cooper! is a rollicking read infused with fun the whole way through. Written in rhyme, it’s an engaging and joyful story lovers of fun and humour will adore.

Anna Chernyshova’s illustrations are brilliantly funky. I dare you not to smile as you explore the pages. You won’t be able to do it. Every page is bright, colourful and filled with glorious and intricate details.

If you’re looking for a fun read, this one is for you.

Title: Calm Down, Cooper!
Author: Lily Murray
Illustrator: Anna Chernyshova
Publisher: Affirm Press, $19.99 
Publication Date: 25 August 2020
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781925972641
For ages: 3 - 6
Type: Picture Book