Author(s): Simon Rickerty (Illustrator); Mike Brownlow
Join ten little pirates for a rhyming, counting adventure in this bestselling, multi-award-winning picture book. Now in a chunky board book, perfect for little hands to hold!
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.
'Traditional counting rhyme given a jaunty pirate twist that kids will love... a rollicking read with an easy rhythm and jaunty illustrations... excellent.' Guardian
PUBLICATION APRIL 2017
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) Bright child-friendly illustrations offer plenty to spot... lively rhyme has potential for noisy storytimes. A winner! Peters Gazette Like a nautical knot, Mike Brownlow's new picture book ties together its counting lessons and bobbing rhymes with intricate neatness. Simon Rickerty's illustrations complement the jaunty verse with lots of humorous details to discover on every page. Time Out Hugely entertaining... an absolute joy to read aloud. Simon Rickerty's artwork is as vibrant as ever. Library Mice This book is wonderful. Child-Led Chaos Great fun. Red Reading Hub Perfect to share with young children who are learning about numbers. With its bouncy, rhythmic text and lots of great sound words, this piratical adventure is perfect for sharing again and again. Parents in Touch Mike Brownlow's rhymes flow beautifully in nursery-rhyme-like verse while Simon Rickerty's fantastic and colourful illustrations provide the visual thrills. Read It, Daddy A great read-aloud treat. StorySeekers Hilarious. Will have both child and reader laughing out loud. Angels & Urchins A rhyming story that helps young children learn about numbers. Daily Record 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 (Author) 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 aired in over 70 countries worldwide. His other books include Mickey Moonbeam, Dog Did It! and The Big White Book. Mike lives in Somerset and has three grown-up daughters. Simon Rickerty (Illustrator) 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 Ten Little Pirates, winner of the Nottingham Children's Book Prize, and Monkey Nut, winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He lives in Somerset.