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Small Publishers' Children’s Book of the Year Shortlist, ABIA 2017


Following the popular My Nanna is a Ninja, Damon Young and Peter Carnavas have a new children's picture book, out now.

Some pops scream 'Huzzah!' when they dive in dazzling pools.

But my pop is a pirate … he yells 'Aaarrrgghhh!' and buries jewels.


All pops are different. But what if your pop was really different? What if your pop was a … pirate?

A rollicking and comical picture book celebrating pops and grandfathers everywhere and the joy and fun they bring to our lives. A must for every family and library.

Praise for the book:

"...a rollicking look at four quite different pops." - Australian Children's Book Council

"The poetry is sheer joy and the rhythm flawless." - Readings 

"The rhyming text is word perfect and the accompanying illustrations will have kids and adults rolling with laughter." - Kids Book Review  

"I highly recommend this book – it’s a joy to read and a great catalyst for conversations about grandparents." - Child  

"Highly recommended...rollicking picture book." - Readplus

"...playful and energetic..." - Better Reading

"An absolute hit – this is one of our favourite picture books this year." - ReviewZoo 

", bouncy rhythm and humour..." - Aussie Reviews

"The rollicking rhyme gleefully romps along...[w]atch the comical and vigorous illustrations carefully and catch a glimpse of Ninja nanna." - 4MBS Classical Radio FM

    "...plenty illustration... perfectly match the playful rhyming text." - Reading and Writing With Dale

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