“Duncan Beedieâ€™s illustrations are brilliant! Theyâ€™re bold, colourful andÂ very distinctive, we found it difficult to choose favourites. Theyâ€™re full of humorous action and we love the inclusion of the female pirate who isnâ€™t afraid toÂ fight a huge octopus withÂ her fishing net! My daughter and I both likeÂ the picture of Brad falling into Captain Bloodâ€™s bunk,Â the pattern on the captainâ€™sÂ shower curtain is fabulousÂ and weâ€™ve never seen a pirate doing the vacuuming before!
Pirates Donâ€™t Drive Diggers would be a fun picture book to include in an Early Years classroom topic on transport and vehicles. Itâ€™s also a great story to stimulate discussion about self belief (throughout the book BradÂ is emphatic about his ability to drive a digger), admitting when you are wrong (as Captain Blood does) and also to talk about stereotyping â€“ because some pirates do drive diggers!”
We have to say that we agree entirely with Catherine, this book is superb!
Read the full review here.
Get your own copy here.