Monday, January 21, 2013

Mini Monday #22

Mini Monday: Where I do two “mini” reviews on two children’s books. Each book will get a Thumbs up, Middle Thumb, or Thumbs down rating!

*This week we only have one review.*

The Pirates Next Door by Johnny Duddle
Hardcover, 44 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by Templar

The Jolley-Rogers have traded in the high seas for suburban life.

Meet the Jolley-Rogers - a pirate family who is moving to Dull-on-Sea, a quiet seaside town, while they fix up their ship. This unusual family soon has the whole neighborhood gossiping. Defying the grown-ups, Matilda becomes friends with young pirate Jim Lad. When the JolleyRogers return to sea, the town realizes that they were wrong to assume the worst when it is discovered that the pirates have buried treasure in everyone's yard. The neighbors are thrilled, but Matilda is sad to have lost her new friend, until she discovers her own treasure - a pen pal!

This was a really cute book. Except that the synopsis ruins the story. I don’t think I will ever like the synopsis on a children’s book. Anyway, it was a rhyming book, which I always like. There were full page graphics with lots of detail.

The words were scattered throughout the book. What I mean is they went from just normal writing on the page to thought bubbles and speech bubbles. I liked the way it was sort of broken up.
I definitely recommend this book. It has a good moral to not judge people.

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