Tuesday 16 August 2011

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure!

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