Title: Go, Go Pirate Boat
Author: Katrina Charman
Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
A couple of pirates have set sail to find a treasure chest, but will they make it home in time for tea? This book draws you into the adventure by setting the story to the famous tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat. It begins…
Go, go, pirate boat,
Across the salty sea,
Raise the anchor, hoist the sail,
It’s a pirate’s life for me.
Each spread is one verse of the famous tune and gently moves the story along.
The bright and bold illustrations are instantly recognisable as Nick’s work and add to each verse, with things for young readers to get involved with, such as spotting out sea life and counting dolphins.
This book is SO catchy. While my daughter and I read the physical book only a handful of times, I already know the words off by heart because we now sing this version instead of Row, Row, Row Your Boat. For children who might have out-grown the nursery rhyme (or parents who want to sing something different!), Katrina has created a fabulous alternative tale. This is a brilliant read-aloud rhythmic story to enjoy with the younger end of the picture book age-range.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Publication date: 4 April 2019
ISBN: 978 1408866344
I am very grateful to the publisher for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book. This voluntary review contains my honest opinion.