Thursday, 27 March 2014

Indie Pen-Dance Thursday Part 3: "Captain Sillyvoice Takes to the Stage" by Ruth Whenham and Emma K.L. Hunt (Mark Whenham Books)

Captain Sillyvoice Takes to the Stage

Written by Ruth Whenham

Illustrated by Emma K.L. Hunt

Published by Mark Whenham Books

We last saw Captain Sillyvoice sailing the seven seas with his colourful and musical pirate crew in "Captain Sillyvoice and his Pirate Band". Ruth Whenham's pirate par-excellence is the star of a whole series of engaging and colourful books, illustrated by Emma K.L. Hunt.

The latest sees Captain Sillyvoice squaring up against a preening and vain pirate called Captain Scaryscar. He's rough, he's tough and he thinks he has the most amazing singing voice ever.

He won't settle until he's proved his worth, so a grand talent contest is arranged - bringing pirate bands from the whole world over to compete with each other to determine who has the golden voice, and who can carry a tune best of all.

Captain Sillyvoice has a bit of a confidence wobble, but is determined that the vile and vain Captain Scaryscar won't win. With the support of his pirate band, it's time to face the music.

Ruth's books are fun and rhyming, with a moral tale at their heart. We've thoroughly enjoyed them and it was great to catch up with Captain Sillyvoice's newest adventure.

You can too, either in print or digital form. Just pop by Ruth's Website and check out the captain's latest japes for yourself!

Charlotte's best bit: Captain Scaryscar's amazing golden outfit (and dig those crazy platforms!)

Daddy's Favourite bit: Such a fun, vibrant and colourful pirate tale! No cameo from Simon Cowell though (which has to be a good thing, right?)

(Kindly sent to us in preview form by Ruth Whenham)