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Pirate Baby

Written by Mary Hoffman, Ros Asquith

Pirate Baby Synopsis

Shiver me timbers, said the Captain. It's a baby! When the crew of pirate ship Ramshackle find a tiny baby adrift on the high seas, they are a bit flummoxed. Even more so, when they discover it's a baby girl. The adventures that follow in this rollicking tale are full of laughter and surprises, as the pirates sew nappies, make baby clothes out of pirate shirts and even a toy squid out of pirate gloves for the new arrival. The pirates won't give up their baby - not even to the women pirates who pass close by. And when a huge sea monster appears, it's baby Isla who saves the day, to become a true Pirate Baby.

Pirate Baby Press Reviews

Who better than Ros Asquith to bring out the humour of Mary Hoffman's salty story? Awash with chucklesome details, her jaunty, swashbuckling scenes are set fair to create a splash with landlubbers young and not so young. A real treasure. * Red Reading Hub * A super little pirate book for younger readers, with fun and energetic writing from Mary and child-friendly art from Ros. Scrape the barnacles off your reading glasses and read this out loud to your little ones, with plenty of yo ho hos and yar-harrs! * Read it, Daddy! * A funny and light hearted read and helps to challenge some stereoptypes that exist around pirates and children - a lovely fun read. * Let them be Small * This book not only manages to bring a different take on the norm, it is also a great deal of fun. * EYE * Six buccaneers and a baby. When the salty sea dogs of the Ramshackle spot a makeshift raft sporting an audible and pungent infant, they are aghast. All the more so when they realize that they must find effective ways of feeding and changing the squalling tyke. Yet with a little ingenuity and a goat to give milk, the scalawags are soon enamored of the baby they dub Isla. * Kirkus Reviews * A lovely story, full of unexpected twists and turns. * Parents in Touch * Offers children a story to love. Pirates, adventure and a baby! * Armadillo * A humorous pirate story which manages to convey some subtle messages about gender and role reversal...lively colourful comic-style illustrations enhance the text of a picture book that is full of energy and should appeal to all pirate adventure loving young readers. * Books for Keeps *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910959954
Publication date: 7th September 2017
Author: Mary Hoffman, Ros Asquith
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Mary Hoffman, Ros Asquith

Mary Hoffman is one of Britain's best-known and best-selling children's writers, with over ninety books to her credit, including the famous Amazing Grace series, now celebrating its 25 anniversary. Mary is esteemed as a writer who looks beyond traditional boundaries to give children both inspiration and aspiration. Mary Hoffman lives in Oxfordshire. Ros Asquith is a world-famous illustrator and cartoonist, as well as being a writer and poet. She has been a Guardian cartoonist for 20 years and has written and illustrated over 60 books for young people including the bestselling Teenage Worrier series. She really likes pirates, babies and monsters, so illustrating ...

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