Squirrel me Timbers. ( Ages 3 to 6)
By ; Louise Pigott
Publisher : Capstone ( April., 2016)-Not yet published.
"Deep in the forest,
And high in the trees,
Lived a squirrel named Sammy
Who dreamed of the seas"
A lovely read-aloud addition to any little pirate`s collection of books.
Sammy the squirrel who always wanted to be a pirate, is on a grand treasure hunting expedition. He`s excited! He races off with his new found treasure map. Along the way, in his hurry, he falls into a thorny bush and his bottom gets pricked. Then he encounters a deadly 'Croc'. On his voyage in a smelly old boat, by the marshes, are some scary ghastly fish, but brave Sammy makes it to the end.
"Tis a vessel!" he said
"Although it be smelly.
I`ll sail me away from that
beast`s hungry belly!"
Sammy`s tale written in Pirate`s language, is a journey full of surprises and excitement.
Although I wish that the illustrations also produced a bit more humor. With a captivating theme-completed with an exciting story plot-eye catching colourful illustrations and rhyming text, "Squirrel me Timbers" is a winner!!.
With many thanks to Capstone Publishers and Net Galley for the free digital advance copy.