A "choose your own adventure" story, this book,QUEST FOR THE PIRATE'S TREASURE, involves the reader from the start, as he or she must make decisions on each page concerning what to do next. This clever concept gives little children a great deal of satisfaction, because they have control over what is going to happen at every turn. Are they going to pillage the village? Sure they are, they are members of a pirate crew!!! What if that doesn't work out the way they thought it would? Well. in that case, there are other choices to explore (by using your interactive reading device).
All's well that ends well, at least if you do not give up. It's far too entertaining to want to give up ANYWAY!, with colorful and amusing illustrations, and a great story line!
I enjoyed this book, QUEST FOR THE PIRATE'S TREASURE, by Gerry Gaston, immensely.
I believe that story books for children are one of the greatest gifts you can give them to start them off on their own quests for who they will want to become as adults. To get the opportunity to live the life of a member of a pirate crew, to make decisions, and to have a great adventure, seeking gold treasure, is great fun and very educational as well. It teaches a child the consequences of making decisions in a gentle way (whoops! wrong choice, but you can try again!), and helps a child see that there are many paths to follow -- not just the one which might seem the first, best and most obvious one. That one might not be the best after all.
This charming book is great for both girls and boys, as the pirates and characters are of both sexes. It is wonderful to know that someone realizes little girls love adventure and "danger on the high seas" just as much as little boys.
I would recommend this adventure story to any parent looking for a birthday gift for a child from age 3 to around 7 or 8. It has tons of appeal enhanced by the drawings and a lighthearted, irresistable style. If your child is very young and needs assistance reading it, be prepared to read it to your child again and again. You won't mind, as you will be having fun yourself! QUEST FOR THE PIRATE'S TREASURE is great, friendly, non scary, humorous fun!