Author(s): Peter Bently; Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
The boys from King Jack and the Dragon are back in this swashbuckling pirate adventure with pictures by the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
Jack, Zack, and Caspar are building a ship--on the beach, out of sand. When they set sail on their imaginary adventure, Jack spies an enemy pirate ship nearby. They chase after the pirates, but a storm wrecks their ship and sweeps them up on a desert island. The island isn't totally deserted, though--their pirate enemies are there too. Just as the boys discover the pirates' treasure (an array of delicious desserts), the pirates (their parents) capture them. But these pirates are friendly--they're willing to share the treasure, and they throw in some ice cream just for good measure
Perfect for storytime read-alouds, this picture book is just right for fans of Three Bears in a Boat, How I Became a Pirate, and We're Going on a Bear Hunt.
Shortlisted for Kate Greenaway Medal 2016.
Peter Bently attended ten schools around the world and studied languages at Oxford. He started writing for children after becoming a parent and lives in Devon with his wife, Lucy, and children Theo and Tara. Helen Oxenbury has charmed generations of children with her award-winning illustrations. She has won the Kate Greenaway medal and the Nestle Smarties Prize and her numerous books include We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. She lives in London with her husband, the author and artist, John Burningham.