Go, Go, Pirate Boat

Reviewed By  Janet Mawdesley       June 19, 2019


Author  Katarina Charman. Illustrations Nick Sharratt,

Distributor:      Bloomsbury Childrens Books
ISBN:                 9781408866337
Publisher:         Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Release Date:   May 2019  

Website:    https://www.bloomsbury.com 

Perfect for the preschool age group, this new singing storybook from Katarina Charman and Nick Sharratt, Go, Go, Pirate Boat is sung to the tune, or can be sung to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat, which is great fun!

Of course, Pirates, a life on the ocean wave and buried treasure is a sure recipe for success at any age, and when bold, bright and cheerful looking pirates are added, the adventure is even more fun. Large word format is very helpful for developing readers, and the bold cartoon style graphics are simple and enjoyable.

The actions these pirates are carrying out could also be used to create the motions of a day on a pirate ship during the singing, such as hoisting the sail, raising the anchor and holding on tight during a storm at sea. There is also a very curious whale who comes to see what all those naughty, noisy, pirates are doing!

But like all naughty pirates they still have to be home in time for tea, or else they may have to walk the plank.

From the first page Go, Go Pirate Boat is a riot of fun, activity and storytelling which will captivate and be enjoyed time and time again, all-be-it in a very noisy manner.