‘A must-read for all young pirate and monster fans!’ Helen Ishmurzin Reviews the Delightfully Devious Debut from David Crosby

Helen Ishmurzin has read and reviewed David Crosby’s debut picture book, Pirates Vs. Monsters; 

 Pirates Hector, Sue and George are crafty, bold and all very proud about besting some of the most grizzly, gruesome monsters. But are they telling the truth? A few new visitors might just set the record straight…

Three pirates meet “at the old Parrot’s Head” to drink grog and swap stories of defeating fearsome monsters – each more terrifying than the last. The pirates are so engrossed in their tall tales that none of them notices a ship pulling into the harbour outside the window, and some distinctly monster-like shapes emerging…

Pirates vs. Monsters is packed full of humour, and the delightful rhyming text makes it a joy to read aloud. The switching in perspective between the pirates and the threat that’s creeping ever closer to them outside is a bold move for a picture book, but really pays off, as it helps to build up the suspense wonderfully. I also love that one of the pirates is female!

The illustrations are colourful, vibrant and add extra comic details to an already entertaining story. A must-read for all young pirate and monster fans! You can get hold of a copy by clicking one of the links below.

Thank you! 
Read the full review and more from Helen here!
Pirates Vs. Monster is available for Pre-order now!

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