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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Ten Little Pirates by Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty

Ten Little Pirates

Ten little pirates sailing out to sea, Looking for adventure, happy as can be. Are they hunting treasure? Are they going far? Ten little pirates all say, "Arrrrrr!" Ten little pirates set out to sea in search of adventure. But what will the ten little pirates do when they meet a hurricane ...and a giant squid ...and a HUNGRY SHARK? This fun-filled rhyming story, which incorporates counting backwards from ten to one, is great to share with young children who are learning about numbers. The colourful, humourous illustrations feature objects to spot and count on every page. With a bouncy, rhythmic text and lots of great sound words, this piratical adventure is perfect for sharing again and again.

Pirates appear to be a firm favourite with children of all ages and this book will also appeal to children who love rhyming books. 

The book counts from ten little pirates down to one little pirate before a surprise at the end. The story is written in rhyming verse which young children love, will soon learn and be able to join in telling the story. Each verse has a sound at the end which children will be able to shout out. 

It is perfect for circle time or as a book to share at bedtime. With its brightly coloured illustrations, the book will attract the attention of children. Although the pictures are simply drawn with bold outlines and bright colours, there are little details within each picture which children will love to find - little crabs, mice and fish pop up in bigger pictures.

I really liked this book and I can see it becoming a firm favourite alongside other favourites by Julia Donaldson, Tony Ross and Nicholas to name but a few.

I received this book through The Amazon Vine Programme. 

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