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My Mum the Pirate by Jackie French

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Whoever said having a pirate for a mum was fun? Cecil's mum wears long black boots and an even longer sword, and she makes her enemies walk the plank. Putrid Percival serves sea monster soup for dinner when Cecil would rather eat pizza. And Filthy Frederick stinks - but hey, he's good at maths, and nobody's perfect! Cecil gets seasick and all he wants is a normal life. With parent-teacher night looming, Cecil is worried. Will the crazy crew of the good ship Mermaid and his pirate mum ruin his street cred? But when flood waters strike and Bandicoot Flats Central School is in danger, who will save the students and teachers from the perils of the rising waters? the wacky talents of Jackie French and Stephen Michael King will delight younger readers as way-out and wild adventures unfold in the Wacky Family series. Ages 7+



Hey! Here's my review.

In the couple of weeks leading up to Jackie French visiting our local library, I tracked down a few of her books to read to the kids. We read a couple of chapters from this one as a bedtime story each night. Both my kids (4 & 6) enjoyed the story.

**Interview with my 6 year old**

Me: What did you think of that book?
Him: I thought it was awesome!

Me: Which bit did you like the best?
Him: Hmmm. I liked it when they go through that hole thingy, that transportation thingy and go into another time. That's what I like.

Me: Who did you like the best?
Him: Umm. CJ's mum, the pirate.

Me: Would you like to live on a pirate ship?
Him: Umm. Yes. I would really like to live on a pirate ship.
Me: Why?
Him: Because I really want to be a pirate.

Me: If you were a pirate, what pet would you have?
Him: A crocodile. No, a shark. I would have a crocoshark. A crocoshark is half crocodile and half shark.

Me: Is there anything else you want to tell me about this book?
Him: I really like it when it was his birthday.
Me: What did you like about that?
Him: I really like birthdays.

★★★★

  • Where: Borrowbox
  • Format: ebook
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