Pirates on the Farm by Denette Fretz

Pirates on the Farm

byDenette Fretz

Kobo ebook | September 25, 2013

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The Pirates Next Door, written by Denette Jenkins Fretz and illustrated by (TBD), tells the tale of five brazen pirates who swap high seas adventures for life on a farm. When your neighbors are mischievous pirates, calamity becomes commonplace. Each member of the unadventurous Sanders family must choose how to respond to the pirates and their antics. Mother forms a Ban the Buccaneers Brigade, eight-year-old Joey imitates everything the pirates do, his older sister keeps her distance, and Dad quietly helps the outcasts find their “land legs.” Humor encases the story’s theme of loving eccentric neighbors… as yourself.

Title:Pirates on the FarmFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 25, 2013Publisher:ZonderkidzLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310734258

ISBN - 13:9780310734253


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