Pirates vs. Monsters

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Three pirates boast about their monster fights – but when a spooky fog rolls in, are the pirates as brave as they say they are?

Winner of the Bishops Stortford Picture Book Award 2021.

The pirates all cackled, tears rolled from their eyes, while a ship nearing port, held a frightful surprise.

Meet Pirates Hector, Sue and George as they tell tales of daring monster fights. The Hockler, the Crunk and the fearsome Muncher have all been bested by the pirates—or have they? As three visitors arrive through mysterious fog, the pirates’ bravery is tested.

Pirates vs. Monsters is a fun exploration of truth telling and boasting, suitable for 3 – 6 year olds. Written in rhyme with striking illustrations, this book is sure to be a story time favorite.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2021
Publisher Maverick Arts Publishing Ltd
Imprint Maverick Arts
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-04-06
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV001020, JUV039220, JUV052000
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 9.5 x 9.5
Lexile 690
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author: David Crosby

David Crosby used to read loads of children's picture books from his local library, pretending they were for his son George. Nowadays, David writes children's picture books himself!

Illustrator: Lee Cosgrove

Lee Cosgrove is from near the River Mersey, UK. A lifelong doodler, he is inspired by a childhood of Saturday morning cartoons, den-building adventures, and an endless supply of crayons.


Kiss the Book

“[The story] is catchy and entertaining and made me giggle and smile . . . The illustrations are vibrant and loud, just like the characters in the book. It was a fun and entertaining read.”—Kiss the Book, Jr.