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Ten little pirates

Ten little pirates

Brownlow, Michael, author; Rickerty, Simon, artist

Ten little pirates set out to sea in search of adventure. But what will the ten little pirates do when they meet a hurricane - and a giant squid - and a hungry shark? This fun-filled rhyming story, which incorporates counting backwards from ten to one, is great to share with young children who are learning about numbers. The colourful, humourous illustrations feature objects to spot and count on every page

Paperback, Book. English. Picture Books. Children's stories. Early Years. Stories in rhyme.
Published London: Orchard, 2014

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Statement of responsibility: Mike Brownlow, Simon Rickerty
ISBN: 1408320045, 9781408320044
Intended audience: Preschool.
Note: Originally published: 2013.
Physical Description: 27 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 25 x 28 cm
Subject: Counting Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.

Author note

Mike Brownlow (Author)
Mike Brownlow is the creator of many books for children. He wrote and illustrated the picture book Little Robots, which was turned into a major animated TV show for CBeebies and aired in over 70 countries worldwide. His other books include Mickey Moonbeam, Dog Did It! and The Big White Book. Mike lives in Somerset and has three grown-up daughters.

Simon Rickerty (Illustrator)
Simon Rickerty graduated from The Royal College of Art in 2006 with a master's degree in Communication Art and Design. His first picture book, Peas, written by Andy Cullen, was published in 2009 and shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years Award. Simon has gone on to illustrate many more highly acclaimed books for children, including Ten Little Pirates, winner of the Nottingham Children's Book Prize, and Monkey Nut, winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He lives in Somerset.


A rollicking read with an easy rhythm and jaunty illustrations... an excellent addition to books that help with counting.
Vanessa Lewis (The Book Nook, Hove)||Fabulous rhymes weave a clever tale... the abundance of things to spot and count on every page will keep little readers guessing what's coming next.
WRD Magazine||A fabulous counting book... will have you giggling.
Hoddesdon & Broxbourne Mercury||Traditional counting rhyme given a jaunty pirate twist that kids will love... a rollicking read with an easy rhythm and jaunty illustrations... excellent.
The Guardian||Exciting and fun. Stunning.
Carousel||Catchy and captivating
The School Run||Catchy and captivating

Back cover copy

Ten Little pirates, sailing out to sea,
Looking for adventure, happy as can be.

But what will the ten little pirates do when they meet a hurricane? And a giant squid? And a HUNGRY SHARK?

A counting rhyme with a boat-load of pirate fun!