BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Good Pirate by Kari-Lynn Winters

TITLE: Good Pirate

AUTHOR: Kari-Lynn Winters

ILLUSTRATOR: Dean Griffiths

PUBLISHER: Pajama Press, 2016


“Augusta, the sea pup, is under pressure to fit in by abandoning her love for fancy things. After all, says her father, the captain, a good pirate must be rotten, sneaky, and brainy. But is there really any reason a fancy pirate can’t be just as ingenious as a rotten one? When the rest of the crew is captured by Captain Fishmonger’s mangy pirate cats, Augusta gets the chance to show just what a well-dressed, sweet-smelling, clever pup can do.”

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : Some books grab my attention because of the hint of what’s inside. And sometimes the illustrations are so captivating, I’m compelled to dive right in! Illustrator, Dean Griffiths, has created a dazzling display of captivating illustrations which draws the reader immediately into the story. Author Kari-Lynn Winters peppers the story’s dialogue with wonderfully descriptive pirate talk that young readers will love! A MUST addition to any children’s library!

RATING: *****5 Stars *****


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!


“Eight-year-old Hailey loved wearing hats! She had a special hat for almost every adventure of the week! But what happens when she runs out of hats? Who will she be then?

HAILEY’S HATS celebrates one child’s imagination, while challenging ALL children to take another look in the mirror to see the fabulous person looking back at them!

***Ebook on sale now for $2.99! Softcover also available! (***

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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