Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Pirate Cruncher by Jonny Duddle

One night outside a tavern where a crew of pirates are hanging out, a mysterious fiddler shows up with a song of treasure! The pirates muse over what their wealth could buy them during the voyage, and disregard the fiddler's warning about a monster. When they arrive at the island they find quite a surprise, and so will the reader!

This book has delightful illustrations, and fun text. It's a bit like a graphic novel with speech and thought bubbles attached to specific pirates, and the parrot (which seems to be the only member of the crew with common sense). The surprise ending is alluded to in the pictures for the observant reader, and even without it this would be a book worth recommending.

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by Scott