Book Review: Tim, Ted & the Pirates by Ian Whybrow and Russell Ayto

If there is one thing which our six year old loves when it comes to books, its books about pirates. Since this one is from the author of Harry and his bucketful of Dinosaurs we expected big things and we weren’t proved wrong its a swashbuckling adventure with little pirates who triumph over big ones, all told in rhyme.

I love the idea of trying to encourage my children to think about alternative scenarios for various situations and this fits the bill perfectly. Its a wonderful imaginative journey which my children found quite empowering which is always lovely to see.

The mark of a really great kids book is the number of questions asked about the story and illustrations. It shows they are thinking about what is going on. This book did provoke a lot of questions including a very long and detailed conversation about what a cutlass was.

A perfect, pirate adventure story for children, really well written and illustrated. My eldest boy loved it, even the 1 year old sat and looked at the pictures. We will read it again and again. Top marks and perfect for a pirate themed afternoon. You’ll find more information here and we all hope its the first of many more adventures for Tim and Ted.

Disclaimer: We received this book in exchange for a review

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