‘An original take on a pirate story. This book’s wacky humour that will appeal to children of picture book age.
I’ve now read a few books from Maverick by Lou Treleaven and her wacky imagination almost always appeals. In this story she doesn’t disappoint introducing us to a group of pirates with some truly wonderful names.
The pictures are very bright and colourful with all the stereotypical requirements for a pirate picture book – a peg leg, eyepatch, parrot, spotted headdress, tricorn hat, hammock etc. All the characters are appealing and I chuckled at the images of the screaming fans that seem to follow Captain Dreamboat everywhere. My favourite has to be the illustrations of the wonderfully expressive green parrot who appears on every page wearing a pirate hat.’