Author(s): Mike Brownlow; Simon Rickerty (Illustrator)
Join ten little pirates for an action-packed rhyming counting adventure in this bestselling, multi-award-winning picture book.
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, humorous 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.
Winner of the Nottingham Children's Book Award and the Lancashire Share a Story Award, and shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Evening Standard Oscar's First Book Prize. With illustrations from Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning illustrator, Simon Rickerty.
'Traditional counting rhyme given a jaunty pirate twist that kids will love... a rollicking read with an easy rhythm and jaunty illustrations... excellent.'
'Hilarious. Will have both child and reader laughing out loud.'
Angels and Urchins
'Fabulous rhymes weave a clever tale... the abundance of things to spot and count on every page will keep little readers guessing what's coming next.'
'An absolute joy to read aloud.'
'This book is wonderful.'
A traditional counting rhyme with boat-load of pirate fun!
Shortlisted for Nottinghamshire Children's Book Award 2014.
A rollicking read with an easy rhythm and jaunty illustrations... an excellent addition to books that help with counting. Vanessa Lewis (The Book Nook, Hove) Fabulous rhymes weave a clever tale... the abundance of things to spot and count on every page will keep little readers guessing what's coming next. WRD Magazine A fabulous counting book... will have you giggling. Hoddesdon & Broxbourne Mercury Traditional counting rhyme given a jaunty pirate twist that kids will love... a rollicking read with an easy rhythm and jaunty illustrations... excellent. The Guardian Exciting and fun. Stunning. Carousel Catchy and captivating The School Run Catchy and captivating theschoolrun.com
Mike Brownlow is the creator of many books for children. He wrote and illustrated the picture book Little Robots, which was turned into a major animated TV show for CBeebies and screened in over 70 countries worldwide. Other titles include Mickey Moonbeam, Dog Did It! and The Big White Book. Mike lives in Somerset. Simon Rickerty graduated from The Royal College of Art in 2006 with a master's degree in Communication Art and Design. His first picture book, Peas!, written by Andy Cullen, was published in 2009 and shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years Award. Simon has gone on to illustrate many more highly acclaimed books for children, including Unfortunately (published by Orchard in 2010) and I Don't Want to Be a Pea! He lives in Somerset.