Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs- Missing Treasure!
Our pirate theme continues with this book, Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs.
For many children, pirates and dinosaurs are fascinating. Put them together in one story, and you're probably onto a winner.
Age Level: 3 years and up.
The illustrations have been created using mixed media.
The skilful layout of the pages, the use of colour and lines makes each page a surprise. You're never quite sure what you're going to find on the next page. This makes the book interesting to read and look at.
There are some quirky words in this book such as Rufus Rumblebelly, Giganotosaurus and Gurgelguts, along with noodle-brianed nincompoops, and dirty dastardly dunderheads ... probably not the most commonly used words in everyday language. :o
However, the boys enjoyed them.
A trip to the museum has never been as dangerous or full of such adventure as school excursion!
The treasure of pirate Rufus Rumblebelly has been stolen from the museum. The children follow the clues and eventually find the treasure ... but not before encountering the ferocious gang of dinosaur pirates.
This story is full of intrigue, mystery, danger, dusty cupboards, pirate ships and much more.
We read Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs - Missing Treasure for the first time, yesterday. I can see there being many repeat requests for it. Looks like I'm going to get plenty of practice with some of those tongue twisters! :o
There's another book in this series which is also a great read ...
Another book which combines pirates and dinosaurs is Mungo and the Dinosaur Island.
Other posts you may enjoy:
- How To Dress Up As A Pirate. You'll find ideas on how to create pirate dress-up props easily and quickly. Items include a pirate's parrot, sword, sword holder and hat. There are outlines to download as well.
- Children's Book Review: Class Three All At Sea.
- The Pirate and the Pig
If you're looking for a new reading chart to use with your children, you're welcome to download this Pirate Ship Reading Record Chart. This is a great way to acknowledge children's reading efforts and recording how many books they've read.
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