My Old Man He Played Rugby
By Peter Millett, Illustrated by Jenny Cooper, Sung by Jay Laga’aia, Scholastic NZ, $19.99, Paperback & CD
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Rugby is the winner on the day with this on-the-ball singalong book and CD combo celebrating the on-field, and sometimes off-side glory days of rugbyplaying dads everywhere.
Laga’aia ably tackles the singing, while Peter Millet’s word play ensures you’ll never sing the original version of This Old Man again. Illustrator Jenny Cooper completes the backline, scoring throughout with smart and humorous pictures. Final score? Family fun for the whole team. —