As the crew set sail and ride through a storm, in the calm of the morning after, a treasure ship is spied, the cannons BOOM!, and cutlasses get drawn! An interesting compromise is reached that ends in some merriment before there appears to be more trouble on the horizon!
🏴☠️~ TITLE : ON A PIRATE SHIP 🦜~ AUTHOR : SARAH COURTAULD 🏴☠️~ ILLUSTRATOR : BENJI DAVIES 🦜~ PUBLISHER : USBORNE PICTURE BOOKS
~ 2007 PAPERBACK EDITION
‘Printed in UAE’
From the back cover:
‘Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on a pirate ship? Follow the adventures of a swashbuckling captain and his crew as they brave a storm and search for treasure.’
The ‘LOOK INSIDE’ facility above currently shows a snatch of the book.
Measuring around 24.75 cm square, the colourful card cover on the well bound book opens to 24 shiny finish pages of which 20 are the story, set over double page spreads…except the first & last, which are the same scene, albeit a bit less tidy at the back!
The superb atmospheric illustrations, from Benji Davies, have more in them than first meets the eye, offering scope for further discussion. Catching the eye of a younger audience, is a colourful parrot, a cheeky little monkey, the cute cat, along with a yellow rubber duck.
With a couple of short sentences on each page, with some simple speech, the text is a good size in black and is ENHANCED at times FOR EFFECT!
What a wonderful book! I purchased this recently on a whim as I looked for books for my 16 month old, ans the moment I opened the envelope she took it and insisted I read it over and over. She loves making the boom noise for the cannon and pointing out the cat or the parrot. I love the feel of the front cover, it's a hardback but there's foam under the paper so it's kind of squashy.
I would definitely recommend this book for younger toddlers and those learning to read.
we love this book. This book will teach your little one all of the wrong things not to do :-). The writing style is abrupt, the choice of words poor, yet the story gels well and comes accross like a brilliant Pirate story told by Pirates. Because of its writing style, it makes for very good day-time reading, and is not the bedtime story. It is worth every penny.
My little boy of two and a half absolutely loves this book - he is into pirates these days, and this book with its very simple sentences and clear and colourful pictures, is a hit. There isn't a story as such...but it gives a flavour of life on board a pirate ship to very young and imaginative toddlers.
Bought as a present for my grandson who lives far away. Apparently he enjoys looking at the pictures as his parents read to him. Also sent him games and accessories with a pirate theme, all from Amazon.