Captain Sneer the Buccaneer

By Penny Morrison
Illustrated by Gabriel Evans

ARRR! Captain Sneer and his hardy crew of pirates are in for adventure – and a big surprise – in this rollicking, rhyming treasure hunt.

Ahoy there, me hearties! Meet CAPTAIN SNEER – a most boastful buccaneer! He’s ROUGH and TOUGH. He’s BRAVE and BOLD. He SAILS the SEAS in SEARCH of GOLD! But this is one pirate who is not ashamed to admit he needs his mum.

  • This rollicking, tongue-in-cheek rhyming story tells the tale of a boastful pirate who thinks he is rough and tough and brave and bold but, in true pantomime fashion, his crew - and the reader - know otherwise!
  • Filled with plenty of piratey action and much slapstick fun!
  • The interplay between the text and illustrations creates a "pantomime" effect which encourages active participation and interaction.

About the author

Penny Morrison lives on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and writes funny picture books. She has previously published four board books and a music program. Captain Sneer the Buccaneer is her first trade picture book. Penny grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney and fell in love with picture books while studying early childhood education at the University of Western Sydney. She spent several years teaching in preschools but also travelled full-time with a rock band. Penny is now married to an Anglican minister who is also a jazz musician and author, and they have three creative kids. Penny loves running various children’s programs at their church. Find Penny online at

About the illustrator

Gabriel Evans is an illustrator and author from Western Australia. His books include Annie’s Snails by Dianne Wolfer and Roses are Blue by Sally Murphy. The latter was a Notable Book in the 2015 CBCA Book of the Year Awards. Gabriel has also written and illustrated a series with Five Mile Press called the Woodland Whiskers. Working in a small messy studio, he creates classically flavoured illustrations with a contemporary twist.

ISBN: 9781760654504
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 8, 2021
Dimensions: 270 x 240mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 19/09/21 at 23:56:11
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