Thursday, January 13, 2022

Oh! What a Pickle!


Do you have a brother or a sister? Do you like to play games together but sometimes take things too far? Well, these two silly sisters Talia and Gabi do, and they find out the hard way what can happen when they don't control themselves and try to have too much fun!

Consumed with gluttony for a rather odd but favourite treat, their hunger for this food winds them up into a little bit of a pickle!

Can these two survive the perils of their hunger? What goes wrong? Does it get resolved?

The answers might just be found within the pages of this book!

 my review...

A neat rhyming children’s book that is nothing but fun except...the very back of the book has a little question about a lesson on gluttony. In other words, a book for you to read to your child or for them to read and a little lesson to discuss with them built right in. My favorite kind!

Well-written rhyming prose often make it easier for reading to flow. These prose are funny too and the illustrations cute as can be. A nice children’s book. Suitable to be read to any young child and fun for a young reader too. 

read an excerpt...

There were two silly sisters

 Who liked to have fun. They loved to play games, Come rain or come sun.

 The eldest was Talia. She was aged three, She loved to wear pink As I'm sure you can see!

 The youngest was Gabi. She was just one.

So, she still wore nappies, That covered her bum.

Together they’d run, They’d jump, and they’d sing.

They’d find laughter and nonsense In any old thing.


But the thing that they loved Beyond all the rest,

Was something quite odd So, you never will guess!


It wasn’t a doll And not a toy car.

It was something you’d get From the fridge, in a jar.

about Martin Cohen... 

Martin Cohen was born in Sydney, Australia, and is the proud and loving uncle of three adorable children and the father to his fur baby, the very handsome but cheeky Pomeranian pooch, Tinsel

Having spent many years in dull and boring office jobs, Martin decided to follow his

dreams and become more creative, and now spends his time painting, acting,

playing music, writing and, of course, taking Tinsel for lots of walks.


Martin attended the Conservatorium of Music High School and upon completion of

his HSC he spent a year at Sydney University before returning to the Sydney

Conservatorium to complete his Bachelor of Music degree.


After spending a year studying and living in the UK, Martin returned to accept full

time and freelance positions in arts administration for ensembles such as the

Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.


While working in arts administration, Martin continued to perform as both a flutist and pianist, and recorded a number of radio recitals and programs including the complete Haydn Piano Sonatas and also the complete Flute Sonatas of J.S. Bach.


Martin transitioned his career into media, working at FOXTEL and later as the

National Airtime Manager for Southern Cross Austereo and then National Trading

Manager with the Australian Radio Network.


In 2019 Martin retired from corporate life to shift his focus towards his lifelong

passion for creative outlets. He now focuses his time on abstract painting, children’s

book writing, and acting having studied at Screenwise Australia, NIDA, Improv Theatre Sydney, and AMAW and has started working in front of the camera on innumerable productions including several TV series, short films, feature films and theatre.


Martin is the Principal Flutist and longest serving President of the Woollahra

Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2019 he was acknowledged with a citizen award for his

contribution to arts and culture by the Woollahra Council.


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  2. Hello Our Town Book Reviews and thank you so very much for hosting this wonderful online event. I'm truly honored to be here!

    Thank you also for your very kind and generous review! I'm so delighted you enjoyed "Oh! What a Pickle!" and hope that it brought a smile to your day.

    Many thanks

    1. It did bring a smile to my day. Write some more, ok?

    2. Thank you so much Kathy! This has brought a smile to my day too! I have a few more books ready to go too so please do watch out for more! Thank you for your very kind support.

    3. Martin, if you get a chance, you should create yourself a page and list your book on BookBub. From there people can review and post a lot of places.

    4. Thanks so much for the suggestion Kathy. I haven’t heard of this site so I will absolutely follow up on this. Many thanks for your very kind support!

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m delighted you enjoyed my little book! All the best to you. Cheers!

  4. Thank you so much Cali! I’m really glad you enjoyed it.

  5. This book looks like a fun read. Love the cover!

    1. Thank you so much! I’m delighted that you think so. 🙂

  6. Thank you so much Our Town Book Reviews for hosting this and for you kind and constructive review. Thank you to everyone here for being so supportive. It’s wonderful to be part of such a great community!


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