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Captain Beastlie's Pirate Party

Lucy Coats, Chris Mould (Illustrator)

Hardcover

List Price: 15.99*
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Description

Who’s the grubbiest pirate on the high seas? Why, it’s Captain Beastlie, me hearties!

Captain Beastlie is a horror and embarrassment to his shipshape crew. He is the smelliest, dirtiest pirate ever to sail the high seas. So while he’s eagerly counting down the days till his birthday, his crew is planning a special surprise. And when Captain Beastlie’s birthday finally comes, his squeaky-clean crew steals his filthy old clothes, pops him in the bath, and gives him a brand-new pirate outfit to wear at his birthday feast. A rollicking tale that’s perfect for kids who love pirates — and those who hate bathtime, too!


Praise For Captain Beastlie's Pirate Party

There's a lot to enjoy in Coats' sea-worthy language ("Scupper me sardines!") and funny story. Mould's acrylic art makes for a clever complement, racking up the ewws but never going too far. The book is beautifully (read: disgustingly) detailed on every page. If you're going to select only one revolting, repulsive pirate book, this is arrrr-guably the best.
—Kirkus Reviews

Captain Beastlie is delightfully gross and gruff, and the vibrant cartoon illustrations provide additional humor through revolting details and a visual subplot revealing the crew’s stealthy, behind-the-scenes party preparations. Seaworthy interjections and appropriate shipboard insults spice up the deft and witty narrative, keeping readers and listeners engaged. Perfect for reading aloud, this is a fun and worthy addition to the perennially popular preschool pirate canon.
—Booklist Online

Nosy Crow, 9780763673994, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2014



About the Author

Lucy Coats worked as a children’s editor and bookseller before turning to full-time writing, and is the author of more than twenty-five titles for all ages. She lives in the countryside with her husband, two children, three lunatic dogs, and ten thousand assorted books.

Chris Mould went to art school at the age of sixteen. He loves his work and likes to write and draw the kind of books that he would have liked to have had on his shelf as a boy. He is married with two children and lives in Yorkshire.