On the day Class Three went to sea, "they saw some sea lions skipping stones, but they didn't see the skull and crossbones." Sure enough, pirates with names like Pirate Booger Nose board the ship and take the ship captive to try and find treasure. But when a friendly octopus helps out, pirates don't have a chance. This book will appeal to kids on many levels. It is about pirates, which are always popular. The illustrations fill the page and are bold and fun to see, and the pirates are almost more comical in appearance than scary. The words dance across the page, using font and style to show what they mean--very fast, not very fast. It rhymes throughout, giving it a rhythm that makes it perfect for reading out loud. Children's librarians should take note, as this would be an excellent storytime book and a solid addition to any library collection.
(Bay Views )
On CLASS TWO AT THE ZOO:
As a class of wide-eyed day-trippers make their way round the zoo, they fail to notice the slimy snake slithering ominously in the background. Suddenly he pounces, and devours one unsuspecting child after another. With animated illustrations, especially the snake's bulging belly as his 'dinner' wriggles inside him, there's a rising sense of suspense before the snake relinquishes his captives and slinks off to slighter another day...
A visit to the zoo turns suddenly perilous for a rambunctious class in this bouncy cautionary tale... Just the ticket for reading prior to a class trip.
(Kirkus Reviews )
The anaconda in this meaty tale could possibly do with a makeover in the predictable behaviour department. Not that I'd change the story one jot. There is something immensely satisfying about a snake full of children.
(The Bookseller Crow )
Overall this is a funny, quirky story w hich is likely to appeal to many small children.
(The Bookbag )
If you are in search for a funny book for children, look no further!
(Child Education )
About the Author
Julia Jarman is the author of over a hundred books for children including the Big Red Tub and Flying Friends. She lives with her husband and Perdita the cat in an English village. Find out more at www.juliajarman.com Lynne Chapman has illustrated over 25 children's books in the last ten years. She works from her home, a Victorian house on the edge of the Peak District National Park in England where she lives with her husband. In her spare time, Lynne writes and performs poetry with her group The Electric Tomatoes. Find out more at www.lynnechapman.co.uk