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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2020 |
A fabulous story with a great comic twist at the end! Everyday Tom goes up the hill behind his fishing village home to look out for pirate ships. As soon as he sees one he shouts out a huge warning and everyone rushes to hide! But Tom isn’t very sure what a pirate ship looks like. After several false alarms which lead to everyone diving into uncomfortable hiding places all the villagers stop taking any notice of Tom’s warnings. So what happens when the pirates really do arrive? Great illustrations match this story perfectly.
The Editor at Nosy Crow Says: “John Condon and Matt Hunt cleverly and hilariously entwine predictability with jaw-dropping surprises to create a wonderful picture book that children will ask
for again and again and again!”
Julia Eccleshare's Picks for January 2020
Amelia Fang and the Naughty Caticorns by Laura Ellen Anderson
A Sprinkle of Sorcery by Michelle Harrison
I Don't Like Books. Never. Ever. The End. by Emma Perry
Gnome by Fred Blunt
The Pirates are Coming by John Condon
Tales from Acorn Wood: The Little Library by Julia Donaldson
Tom has a VERY important job; every day he climbs to the top of the hill and watches for pirate ships. But when he rings his bell and shouts PIRATES! a few too many times - and there's NO pirate ship - the villagers begin to get tired of hiding. So what will happen when the pirates really do show up?
|Publication date:||6th February 2020|
|Publisher:||Nosy Crow Ltd|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Humorous|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks, Star Books|
When John was a child he was always drawing. So much so that his mother and most of his teachers assumed he would one day become an illustrator or a designer; certainly not an author. Okay, technically he did become a designer... but he's an author too. Which doesn't surprise John in the least. His favourite holidays involve the sea, which inspires many of his story ideas. Although he doesn't like to swim in it, he finds the sound of the waves calming and life affirming. He hopes one day to live close enough to the sea to hear it ...More About John Condon