This is artist, designer and now writer, Glenn Jones's latest creation - The Rhyming Pirate. It's a great book for young kids as it's colourful, fun and has a great rhyming pace. And there's a hook - the Rhyming Pirate rhymes everything (His loot rhymes with his boot, the dip with his chip, and there is a fly on his pie) but he cannot find a word to rhyme with carrot. There is a big hint, it sits on his shoulder! Actually, it’s a Kea, a New Zealand mountain parrot. Some kids will beat him to it.
Hidden throughout the story are twenty kiwiana icons including chocolate fish, hokey pokey ice cream, jet planes and jandals. Children can go off on their own treasure hunt to locate them all which would keep them happily occupied for quite some time.