Saturday, December 28, 2013

Pirates on the Farm by Denette Fretz (BookSneeze Review)

What a fun book!  I knew when I saw the cover that my two boys would be anxious to read this one!  Pirates on the Farm is a delightful book about what happens when a band of pirates drop anchor and moves to the farm next door.  How will those pirates get along learning to farm?  What do mom and dad think of the new neighbors?  How will the townspeople treat them?

Denette Fretz writes with humor and engages the kids.  She also smoothly intertwines a great lesson about accepting those that are different and loving your neighbor, without making the book "heavy" to read.  The illustrations by Gene Beretta are fun and whimsical and just perfect for the silly antics of the pirates.

My kids loved the story.  Farms are a fun and imaginative place for kids to visit, and pirates are adventurous and mysterious and exciting.  Combine the two, and you're sure to have a hit with almost any kid.  I definitely believe this book would appeal to a wide range of girls and boys and would recommend it for older
preschoolers through mid-elementary age.  It's recommended for ages 4-8 but there is also a pirate lingo glossary in the back, which is a fun addition.  Pirates on the Farm is published by Zondervan and is part of The Next Door Series, and I will be looking forward to more of these books!

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  1. Looks cute. What is the reading level?

    1. Shecki, it's recommended for ages 4-8, and I'd say that's an appropriate interest level, but the reading level is probably 7+ unless you have an above average reader.