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Australian, Humour, Sport

Joking June – NIPS XI

NIPS XI  Ruth Starke 

This book was first published in 2001 and is written for an Australian audience who know their cricket heroes.  However, it would still have an appeal across various audiences although it would be better for Year 6 or Year 7 students as the main character LAN is in Year 6.  The book’s  humor comes from the characterization of the inconsequential (Noddy no idea, always wants to give a speech) principal and local community who are oblivious to the local Asian kids desire to be “true blue”.  The play on nips was clever as the diversity of child characters making up the team.  I like how the author emphasised difference but also the need for all kids to feel that they belong.  It was funny in the same sort of way keepin it real was amusing.  I am going to look for the sequel.


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