Henry loves pirates so this was a great choice for a bedtime story for him!
The story features Matilda whose best friend Jim is a pirate and together they need to retrieve some stolen booty and defeat the crew of the Black Rat. It is a great pirate adventure with lots of classic piratey references! The characters are lots of fun and the events keep you wanting to read each night.
The chapters are a good length to read one or two per night and there are lots of illustrations to complement the story.
This early chapter book is based on the characters from the picture book ‘The Pirates Next Door’. We have not read the picture book but it made no difference to our enjoyment of this story. There are a couple of other early chapter books available featuring Matilda and Jim and their further adventures.
Henry really liked the characters and was keen to keep reading each night so definitely a winner with him. We will be reading the other Jolly Roger books I’m sure!