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Go, Go, Pirate Boat

Written by Katrina Charman

Illustrated by Nick Sharratt

Part of the New Nursery Rhymes Series

Early Years Bedtime Stories for Children Humorous

LoveReading View on Go, Go, Pirate Boat

A swashbuckling sing-along picture book that’s sure to shiver toddlers’ timbers!

Longlisted for the BookTrust StoryTime Prize 2020

Ahoy, me hearties, and grown-ups, be warned: the budding buccaneers in your life will demand that you perform Go, Go, Pirate Ship over and over (and over) again!


With bright, bold illustrations by the unmistakable Nick Sharratt and a rollicking, rhyming text courtesy of Katrina Charman, this action-packed adventure invites little swashbucklers to join a pair of pirates and their parrot captain on a seafaring quest for a treasure chest. What’s more, while singing the sea-shanty-tastic song to the tune of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”, there are tonnes of actions to join in with, from raising the anchor and hoisting the sail, to grabbing the ropes and scrubbing the decks. And, like so many classic children’s adventures, our intrepid pirates make it home in time for tea. It’s a bouncy, jubilant joy from start to finish. For more fabulous sing-along fun, see also Car, Car, Truck, Jeep by the same inspired author-illustrator team.

Joanne Owen

Go, Go, Pirate Boat Synopsis

Join two seafaring pirates and their captain on a nautical adventure to find a treasure chest. Add to that a text that is read aloud to the tune of 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat', and you have a book that will be enjoyed time and time again!

Go, go, pirate boat, across the salty sea, Raise the anchor, hoist the sail, It's a pirate's life for me!

Little pirate fans will have endless fun singing along to the tune of a favourite nursery rhyme and doing the pirate actions in this fun ocean adventure.

With bold, colourful illustrations by the instantly recognisable Nick Sharratt and text by talented newcomer Katrina Charman - creators of the bestselling Car, Car, Truck, Jeep, which was selected for BookTrust's 2019 Pyjamarama campaign and distributed to 450,000 children across the UK. This sturdy, colourful board book edition is perfect for little hands and ideal for sharing - get ready to sing along!

Go, Go, Pirate Boat Press Reviews

Shiver-me timbers, what a sunny, sea-shanty of a book! - Armadillo Magazine

Praise for Car, Car, Truck, Jeep;

It's silly, bright and catchy. Very young readers will adore it - Independent 

Full of bright colours and simple rhymes, this is a fantastic re-use of a popular nursery rhyme and one that you can't help but sing along to as you read it aloud - CBI Reading Guide 2019-20

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526622471
Publication date: 29th April 2021
Author: Katrina Charman
Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Board book
Pagination: 24 pages
Year Groups: Early Years
Topics: Bedtime Reading, Humorous

About Katrina Charman

Katrina Charman wanted be a children's writer ever since she was eleven and her school teacher set her class the task of writing an epilogue to Roald Dahl's Matilda. The experience ignited her love of reading and writing and a desire to be a children's author. In 2014 Katrina won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Undiscovered Voices Competition. Since then she has written several young fiction titles for children, and Car, Car, Truck, Jeep was her first picture book and the start of a series with Bloomsbury and Nick Sharratt. Katrina lives in ...

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