This book was bought to enhance our pirate theme in our early years setting. The book was great and has a repetitive rhyme that the children can join in with throughout the story. They particularly liked the list of things the pirate needed for his journey.
An excellent well written book for all children aged 3 - 7 years. I have used it with foundation and KS1 children and there is a lot of drama and writing that comes from it. It even led to our class assembly been based on it. Equally it is an fantastic book to share one to one at bedtime with your child.
This is an excellent book: the language is up to Ronda Armitage's usual high standard and the illustrations are bright and clear. My class of 5-7 year olds loved it. They particularly enjoyed the repetitive language and the traditional pirates' phrases. It was interesting for them to have a story written by Ronda and not illustrated by David!