Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure!
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 2:52 PM Labels: Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs, Giles Andreae, Missing Treasure, Puffin Books, Russel Ayto
Produce a kid's book with pirates in it and you're on to a sure fire winner. Produce a kid's book that has pirate DINOSAURS in it and it can't fail, surely?
Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs is the sequel to the original Captain Flinn book. In it, a busy and inquisitive boy named Flinn finds a secret cupboard at the back of a museum after a raid on the collection's famed pirate horde of gold coins.
On the way Flinn meets Grumbleguts, and leads his friends on a daring mission to recover the stolen booty, and defeat the awesome Gigantosaurus.
It's a fizzing, busy book full of neat little panels and drawings. The story's pretty standard fare but still worth a look. After all, it's not every day you get to combine two awesome forces like dinos and pirates, is it?
Charlotte's best bit: Grumbleguts the Pirate being covered in Ketchup
Daddy's favourite bit: The superb comic-style panel cutaway of the pirate ship at the end.
Rating: 3 out of 5