Sunday, April 26, 2015

473 (2015 #30). The Pirate's Bed

by Nicola Winstanley,
illustrated by Matt James

This is a fantasy picture book about a bed separated from its pirate owner in a shipwreck.  The bed has some interesting experiences for a while, but then becomes lonely.  I loved the ending of this book!

Nicola Winstanley apparently wrote this book to encourage her toddler son to stay in bed at night.  She uses some vocabulary that will be above the intended audience for this book, so I think it would be best for a read-aloud (or a bedtime story).

Matt James illustrated the book using acrylic paint and India ink on board.  The illustrations are busy and colorful and look like they could have been done by a little boy (such as scary-looking sharks or whales with lots of teeth), which is fitting for the story.

© Amanda Pape - 2015

[I received this hardbound edition from the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program.  It will be added to the curriculum collection at my university library.]

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