Pirates On The Farm by Denette FretzPirates On The Farm by Denette Fretz

Pirates On The Farm

byDenette FretzIllustratorGene Barretta

Hardcover | August 24, 2013

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 “No one ever imagined that five swashbuckling pirates would settle in our proper little southern community. But they did.”

When pirates move in next door, life on the farm is bound to get interesting. But will the unadventurous Sanders family be able to handle the pirates’ bad manners, ghastly grub, and outrageous antics? Or will they learn the importance of loving one’s neighbor and help the graceless pirates find their “land legs”?

Denette Fretz's passion is creating imaginative, engaging stories that help children understand and apply biblical principles. A veteran elementary educator, Fretz resides in Medford, Oregon with her husband, two teenage children, a sassy cat, and a spastic Jack-A-Bee.
Title:Pirates On The FarmFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 9.31 × 9.5 × 0.38 inPublished:August 24, 2013Publisher:ZonderkidzLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310723485

ISBN - 13:9780310723486


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whimsical, humorous, and fun (with a great lesson) Whimsical, humorous, and fun, Denette Fretz's Pirates on the Farm is one to read over and over again. From the beginning, it has all the markings of a good children's book--a durable hard cover for those numerous storytimes; colorful, fun, and detailed illustrations; and a witty story with the overarching value of loving your neighbour. Kids will get excited about the pirates, not to mention what happens to them on a farm. And, importantly, they'll learn about loving those who aren't exactly like them. I also appreciated the parent's note at the end of the book, as well as some "Seadog Definitions" for all the kids who want to be pirates after reading the story. Barretta's illustrations add to the already exciting tale. The art is meticulous and very kid-friendly, from the expression in each characters' face to the larger scenes. Children will love looking through this book. For the kids who can't get enough, you can find more on Pirates on the Farm on Fretz's website. I will definitely be checking out the upcoming books in The Next Door Series! Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Argh! Pirates invaded my house! My review of "Pirates on the Farm" If you have young children, like I do, then get ready to read "Pirates on the Farm" over and over again...because that's what I've been doing since the day it arrived at our house! Now, on the best of days, pirates are frequently in attendance at our home, with "Arghs!" resounding from children and parents alike. "Pirates on the Farm" pairs a unique plot with colourful and action-packed pictures, making it a winner. I will say that some of the words in the story weren't always understand by my children, but the handy definition guide at the end of the book allowed for some good learning for the children. I especially enjoyed how the definitions are written in the unique voice of one of the pirates! Not only will this story entertain, but it will also teach your children an important principal about not judging and excluding people based on their differences. The dad especially is a shining example of loving everyone, no matter what, and I loved his adventurous spirit! Any book that gives my children the giggles while also sharing important truths is an absolute keeper, in my opinion. So, if you've been looking for a children's book that is chock-full of humour, unique characters, and teachable moments to share with your children, then look no further than "Pirates on the Farm". I highly recommend this book and award it 4.5 out of 5 stars. A review copy was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.
Date published: 2013-08-27