Review for The Pirates Are Coming!

Review for The Pirates Are Coming!

The Pirates Are Coming!, John Condon, Matt Hunt, Green Hill, Boy, Bell, Boat, Parrot, Houses, Village, Sea, Beach, Boy Who Cried Wolf, Pirate, Children's Books, Picture BooksA fun new take on the Boy Who Cried Wolf trope. I loved this little book!

I read this one in Dutch but wanted to share my review in English. Because this book was just so fun and I want more people to read it.

Meet Tom. He has a very very very important job. He has to sit on the highest hill near the village and has to ring his bell and alert the villagers when the pirates are coming. However, Tom is a bit too eager and we see him run down for various boats… until.. and those who know the boy who cried wolf story know how this will end. Poor Tom, but he really should just have done a better job and maybe brought some binoculars with him. Because clearly his dad’s descriptions (who tries to help Tom after each failed bell alert) isn’t helping. 😛

I had such a laugh when the pirates did come in, strolling in casually. And then something very fun happens, something I really didn’t see coming and something that had me giggling and smiling. OH MY GOSH, that is certainly a fun surprise. And a cute/sweet one. That is all I will say.

The illustrations are very well done, I loved how everyone was drawn, and I loved seeing Tom run around waving his bell crying Pirates Pirates PIRRAAAATTTES.

All in all, this is a wonderful spin on Boy Who Cried Wolf, I thought for sure it would go x direction… but it totally surprised me. I would recommend it to all.

Star rating, 4.5 stars

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