WILL & JOE AND THE GREAT PIRATE RESCUE

by Helen Brain

Illustrated by Vian Oelofsen (Human & Rousseau)
And the terrible truth dawned on him. He had been macarooned on a dessert island. That’s a quick sample of the ghastly puns and delicious child-sized humour in Helen Brain’s latest. Two enterprising lads are made to walk the plank by the revolting Captain Bumshott, and after that, anything can happen, and does. Swash-buckling, highly impossible adventures to delight the least adventurous imagination. We don’t have enough funny books in our local literature. This rollicking story, adorned with nifty drawings by Vian Oelofsen, should be hugely welcome.

Jay Heale at www.bookchat.co.za