BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: 10 Little Pirates by Justine Ablett

TITLE: 10 Little Pirates

AUTHOR: Justine Ablett

ILLUSTRATOR: Dean Gray

PUBLISHER: Igloo Books Ltd, 2019

SYNOPSIS: Ahoy! Join the pirates on their journey for treasure and count them as they go. But watch out, this adventure is tough and some might get lost along the way!

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : I love interactive board books. I love the creativity the author, illustrator, and publisher put into each story. I love the reaction of each child when they discover the magic waiting for them inside. Author Justine Ablett writes a lovely, lyrical pirate’s tale in verse that every child will love. Illustrator Dean Gray takes a strong story and brings it to life with his whimsical drawings. 10 LITTLE PIRATES is a good addition to any library!

RATING: **** 4 Stars ****

RATING SYSTEM:

1 star…probably not worth your time.

2 stars…there are some things to like, but could elements have been stronger.

3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers but others might find it lacking something.

4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.

5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!



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Jack is afraid of the THING in the closet. Monty is afraid of the LUMP in the bed. One day boy and monster both decide they no longer want to fear what hides in the dark. Both have a plan, but will be surprised by what they discover after A BUMP IN THE NIGHT.

***Ebook Pre-orders happening now and paperback edition releasing August 2nd!***

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Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.

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