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Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs Activity Book (Captain Flinn/Pirate Dinosaurs) [Paperback]

Giles Andreae , Russell Ayto
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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5 Jun 2008 Captain Flinn/Pirate Dinosaurs
Captain Flinn and his friends are sailing off on an action-packed pirate adventure and they want YOU to come on board! So join the crew for hours of seafaring fun, full of piratical puzzles, games, colouring, dot-to-dots and creative things to make, including a Flinn-tastic pirate hat and telescope! Then create your very own pirate ship scene with a super set of swashbuckling stickers. All aboard, me hearties!

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  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (5 Jun 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141501901
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141501901
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 27.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 415,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Giles Andreae is the award-winning and bestselling author of Rumble in the Jungle, Giraffes Can't Dance and The Lion Who Wanted to Love. Giles is also the creator and voice behind Purple Ronnie. He lives in London.

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A rollicking adventure. -- Guardian, May 21, 2005

Entertainingly told. There's enough attacking, banging, crashing, clanging and roaring to appeal to almost any healthy young male. -- Evening Standard, June 3 2005

Fantastic... a winning combination of pirates and dinosaurs. -- Scottish Daily Mirror, June 3, 2005

Roaringly well-designed...a dream come true for readers (of 2-6). -- Sunday Times, 10 July, 2005 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Giles Andreae is an award-winning children's author who has written both fiction titles and bestselling picture books. His picture book The Lion Who Wanted to Dance won the Federation of Children's Book Award in the Best Picture Book category. However, he is probably most famous as the creator of the phenomenally successful Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman. Giles lives in Notting Hill with his wife and four children. Russell Ayto has illustrated books by many leading picture-book authors including Ian Whybrow and Cressida Cowell. His book The Witch's Children was shortlisted for the Greenaway in 2004 and The Witch's Children and the Queen won the Gold Award for the Nestlé Children's Book Prize.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Will get worn out with use! 16 Nov 2006
I bought this for my six year old nephew and he absolutly loves it. How can you go wrong? Pirates AND Dinosaurs! The illustrations are great, full of gorgeous colour and detail and the rythum of the text ensures it is great fun to read. I had to go and buy a copy for myself when I saw how much my nephew was enjoying it and my sister has since told me that she has given it as a presant on several occasions and it has always been a great hit.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything Little Boys Love is in this book ! 7 Feb 2006
I bought this for my three year old son after reading a newspaper review - he just loves it ! The story is simple but has challenge in it, includes all the elements of fantasy that any three to five year old boy loves - pirates, dinosaurs, dressing up with your firends, becoming captain of a ship, taking charge and battling with a huge T Rex. Unique illustrations are visually stimulating and offer a new way to look at familiar images eg Captain Stubble ( who is almost all stubble! ) and the great story with some little funny bits ( eg battling with the T Rex for "two hours and twenty five mintues" ) means that we currently have to read this every day. Love it and, more importantly, my sone loves it - very good quality book. Highly recommnded.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Adventure That Ticks All The Boxes 11 Mar 2008
By Mrs. K. A. Wheatley TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
While there are a never ending stream of 'pink' stories for girls, it can sometimes be hard to find exciting books for boys that deliver everything they want without boring their parents to tears (see Thomas the Tank Engine). Here we have the perfect mix for all concerned.

Schoolboy Flinn and his mates discover a secret door into a magical world of pirates, treason on the high seas and pirates who are also bloodthirsty dinosaurs. The quality of the illustrations is high, bright, busy and yet well defined. It also has plenty of interest points for parents and kids to spot and talk about. The story is fast and furious, letting the kids imaginations run wild.

A great book, which my girls liked just as much as my boy. Highly recommended.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pirate Dinosaurs Ahoy 24 Oct 2005
I defy anyone who has a boy aged between 3 and 6 to walk past this cover without being hassled to death to buy on the spot-pirates and dinosaurs in the same book. I initially thought 'what a great marketing strategy' but that before I looked inside (Nasty Cynical Mummy)
It doesn't disappoint-great idea-fantastic story, wonderful illustrations.
Could I make a couple of suggestions for the next book: How about 'alien crocodiles' or 'dragon big digger drivers'or 'spaceman monkeys'.
In fact it doesn't matter what the next book is about-Giles Andreae writes a good story and has found the perfect match in Russell Ayto-time to give Donaldson and Scheffler a run for their money....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for reading aloud 22 Jan 2009
My 5 year old son and I absolutely LOVE this book, and also "Missing Treasure" by the same authors. They have hit the nail on the head with their appeal to young boys - pirates AND dinosaurs in the same story is just brilliant. Thoroughly recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly fabulous book for 'boy boys' 13 May 2008
If your little boy is as boyish as they come - he will absolutely adore this book.

The combination of pirate and dinosaur - the two favourites for many little boys - is inspirational. My 4 year old wont put this book down. If your boy is obsessed by T-Rex's and pirates then this book will be an incredible hit. Its not often I come across books that are so atune to my children's interests and imagination. An absolute must have - I just wish I had got it when he was 3 so he could have enjoyed it all the sooner!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A rollicking dinosaur adventure 22 Jan 2007
What an excellent book. I read it to my 9 month old though in truth it's probably more for (say) 2 years old with more attention span as it's got a decent story length to it.

The story is good with all the right elements: an adventure, lots of dinosaurs with all their names, great pictures, really good text-art as well - makes VH Caterpillar's printing look antique! Entertaining details "much too much tomato ketchup". A great romp, I have given it to boys and girls who love it and demand to be read the story every night. Gender equality - 2 boys and girls go off on the adventure and the big hairy captain says he would prefer to be the cook. And of course a wholesome happy non-canabalistic ending including the childen's secret about what their adventure!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pirate Mad!! 14 Feb 2009
Our two and a half year old declares this to be his absolute favourite book. We took it out from the library and have now renewed it twice. He insists on my reading it to him daily - often more than once. It has completely captured his imagination and he notices new details in the artwork every time. I know the text off by heart now!

A definite hit. Top tastic!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book
Published 1 month ago by Ali T
5.0 out of 5 stars My daughter loves these books
What a great concept to combine the two things children love most in one story. We borrowed one of these books from the library and it was such a hit, we decided to buy another of... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Tim
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun books
I love pirate dinosaurs. As an adult, I enjoy this book and the book has a sufficient length (not too short) for a 5 year old and the story is very interesting. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sara
5.0 out of 5 stars Grandson
My grandson just loves this book well written and illustrated, one of the books he likes read to him at bedtime
Published 5 months ago by Big Bad John
5.0 out of 5 stars Pirates and dinosaurs what's not to love!
My nephew is going through a phase were he loves dinosaurs and pirates so these book are great for that. Would recommend these as my nephew love them!
Published 7 months ago by Lana
5.0 out of 5 stars Son loves it
We love it a little less but only because we have read it EVERY night for the past month or so!
Published 8 months ago by C. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the book.
It is a shame but the book is so great but once we had bought it we found that we could have bought the whole set of three for the same price. elsewhere. Read more
Published 9 months ago by JW
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous
Liked it because I enjoyed it too, great to have a book which is fun, interesting with wonderful illustrations to read to the grandchildren
Published 11 months ago by Hannalee
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for a dinosaur lover!
I bought this for my son for his 4th birthday and he loves it. The story is good although the pictures may be a bit scary looking but they didn't seem to bother him. Read more
Published 13 months ago by H. Ludlow
5.0 out of 5 stars went down well!
Bought it for a five year old who loves pirates. They really liked the book, the illustrations and the story.
Published 13 months ago by smm
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