Friday, June 16, 2017

Not a Bedtime Story: The Beastly Pirates by John Kelly

Read for: Children's Book Challenge & received in a Subscription box

Synopsis: "They're called The Beastly Pirates
and this fearsome ugly bunch
scour the seas for other pirates
they can gobble up for lunch.

Beware THE BEASTLY PIRATES – the scariest sailors on the seven seas.
They're a cutlass-toting, pirate-eating bunch of renegades and the list of their dastardly deeds is endless. Dare you come to face to face with this motley crew?

WARNING: This is most certainly NOT a book for bedtime . . . unless you like your pirates with a bit more bite! Perfect for fans of Jonny Duddle."

My Review: Munchkin received this in either a subscription box or as a gift and just pulled it off the shelf. Of course I failed to notice the warning that it is not a bedtime book, and it definitely wasn't though thankfully we didn't have any nightmares. This is one that is more appropriate for older children as it is rather dark and gruesome with talk of eating pirates and the horrible ways to do so. Though the subject is a little creepy, the rhyming was fantastic and the words just roll off the tongue in a smooth pirate song kind of way. Again this is better for older kids who can distinguish fiction from reality and best not read before bed.

My Rating: This was definitely not a great one for bedtime but I can really appreciate the difficulty of making up these rhymes.  With that said, Munchkin isn't really into pirates and definitely not into scary so this wasn't the book for us.  We give it a rating of Two Paws and a Stump Wag.

Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

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