The Pirate Next Door {What We’re Reading}

As I have scrolled my way through my previous “What We’re Reading” posts I noticed that most of my books are aimed at Moo, as much as the little boy enjoys listening to them and interacting, its a bit unfair I have not wrote about one of his books! So here it is…


This was a christmas present and a well bought one! I am constantly picking this book up in Waterstones and I always place it back on the shelf. I am pretty gutted I have not purchased it earlier, its such a fun book.


In summary the story {written in rhyme, which is always a good thing and aids the reading} is about a family of pirates {the Jolley Rogers} who settle at Dull-on-Sea and anchor their ship next door to a young girl called Tilda – in this respect, unlike many pirate stories, the book is both suitable for boys and girls {rather than just boys}. The hidden moral of always seeing good in others is clearly in there.


I love how the townsfolk are easily swayed. Not so accommodating at first but they soon change there mind!

The illustrations are fantastic, beautifully drawn and lovely and bright. There is so much on every page it just draws you in.


I really enjoyed reading this to the children and they loved the pirate expressions and voices.

If like me you have been reading and want to share then please pop by  and see the lovely Carrie (Space for Butterflies) and see what she has been reading and link up there too!

Space for the Butterflies: What We're Reading



  1. greatbritishfamily
    January 14, 2014 / 5:07 pm

    What a lovely book. I love books written in rhyme, so nice to read and already my baby loves them.

    • January 14, 2014 / 5:43 pm

      I am a HUGE fan of rhyming books! I love them, so easy to read and such fun can be had with them too!

  2. January 14, 2014 / 7:35 pm

    The Pirates Next Door is a favourite in our house too 🙂

    • January 14, 2014 / 8:04 pm

      It is such a fun book, I’ve been reading it so much lately to the children!

      Thanks for popping by xx

  3. cariemay
    January 14, 2014 / 9:01 pm

    This is one of our favourite too – especially as the nearest town to the village I grew up in has certain similarities to Dull-on-Sea!

  4. January 15, 2014 / 2:24 pm

    This looks a great one, Mads is obsessed with pirates at the moment. Shall have a search on Amazon! x

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