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A Pirate Christmas: The Nativity Story

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Joe and his pirate dad along with Cannon the ship guinea pig are miserably stuck on their boat missing the pirate Christmas party across the water on their friends' ship. Worst of all the party games and the treasure hunt are happening without them! Joe and his dad discover a dusty old picture book of the story of the first Christmas and settle down to read together and discover a different kind of treasure.

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  • “This is such an endearing Pirate tale, fun for all the family with a beautiful retelling of that first Christmas. Pass this on to your little pirates and equip them in their pirate shenanigans and knowledge of one of my all time favourite Bible stories.” Gemma Hunt, CBeebies Swashbuckle

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20th December '18
I read it to Riley aged 6 aged 6
A Pirate Christmas: The Nativity Story 9780745977164
5 stars
My Son 6 read this book to me - it is perfect for Christmas telling the Nativity story with a Pirate Twist - Heart Warming and funny my 6 year old LOVES this book - lovely pictures and most enjoyable to read, you won't be disappointed. My son even quotes from this book! Lovely characters to get you feeling Christmassy! Big thumbs up from us.
20th December '18
I read it to Beach20 aged 4 aged 4 & to Beach09 aged 1 aged 1
A Pirate Christmas: The Nativity Story 9780745977164
5 stars
Wonderful heart warming story about the nativity told by pirates. Story is funny whilst getting an important message across.
The pirate lingo is funny and kept my two children entertained.

Lovely illustrations which compliment the story.

Great alternative to the usual Christmas stories
10th January '19
I read it to Lock2 aged 3 aged 3
A Pirate Christmas: The Nativity Story 9780745977164
5 stars
Lovely fun Christmas story combining pirates and the true meaning of Christmas. My 3 year old loved this fun story with gorgeous illustrations. 
22nd December '18
I read it to Mars02 aged 6 aged 6
A Pirate Christmas: The Nativity Story 9780745977164
5 stars
What a fantastic book. Love the different take on the old nativity tale. My daughter loved it especially after doing her school nativity. Characters and fun and colourful. Great book.
11th January '19
I read it to Ellie14 aged 4 aged 4
A Pirate Christmas: The Nativity Story 9780745977164
5 stars
This is a great story of the nativity told by pirates, and you can't help but speak like a pirate, which absolutely tickled my granddaughter, this also has great illustrations with plenty to see I would definitely recommend this book. 
6th December '18
I read it to Pre-schoolA aged 2 to 4
A Pirate Christmas: The Nativity Story 9780745977164
5 stars
A Pirate Christmas is a unique story about Pirate Dad and his son who after being left to keep an eye on the boat end up reading one of Pirate Dad's old books The Nativity. 
I really liked the sound of this books as whilst The Nativity isn't a particularly exciting story for the children as they seem to prefer books about Santa it is done in a unique way so that the children still get to learn about the story of the nativity but with a fun pirates perspective. It gave us a chance to talk about whether it seemed familiar to them because of our nativity show we'd been practicing for and having the pirates commentary on the nativity was nice as it was relatable to them as I'm sure they'd all been wondering why they chose to ride a donkey rather than take a car, for example, so it was nice to open up conversations with them about the small things we tend to ignore as adults. I liked how there wasn't too much commentary by the pirates as that would have been confusing for the children but it was nice to see the pirates story at the start and end too. The children were very pleased at the end that they got what they wanted and liked seeing the guinea pig watching out to sea through it. 
The characters in the book are great and with them being pirates it really drew the children to the book as they all wanted to read the pirate story. It was nice to have the focus on Pirate Dad, Joe and the guinea pig as we got to see them enjoy unpirate like activities but still got to see what their opinions of the nativity were and the children were pleased to see all the other pirates join in nearer the end of the book and have some fun! The illustrations in the book are not bright and colourful like many Christmas books but the colours work very well for the pirate theme. The illustrations were still so lovely and it was nice to see the pirates looking at the nativity book as it kept them in keeping with the story. A Pirate Christmas is a great Christmas book and perfect for introducing children to the nativity through characters they love, the children really enjoyed the pirate aspect and it was a great way to start discussions on the nativity which they may not have had if they didn't have the pirates perspective to guide them!
18th December '18
I read it to SycamoreClass aged 4 to 6
A Pirate Christmas: The Nativity Story 9780745977164
5 stars
We liked reading this story at the end of our nativity practise. The children liked recognising the Nativity characters and the story within the pirate story :)
13th December '18
I read it to Samanna1 aged 4 aged 4
A Pirate Christmas: The Nativity Story 9780745977164
4 stars
A lovely pirate Christmas book which included a small part of the nativity story in it. It had a nice take on the nativity story as the pirates love their treasure.
16th December '18
I read it to Wilsy aged 4 aged 4 & to Zachy aged 1 aged 1
A Pirate Christmas: The Nativity Story 9780745977164
4 stars
We enjoyed this book but it wasn't as good as I'd expected. Features part of the nativity story and has good illustrations. It's about pirates sharing a book about the nativity. Interesting idea but strange ending. 
14th December '18
I read it to Jaanu aged 6 aged 6
A Pirate Christmas: The Nativity Story 9780745977164
3 stars
This is a nice book but nothing amazing. It is a story about how a pirate dad tells his son Joe the nativity story. The book shows kids that X-mas isn't just about presents and snow. That's a lovely message. So the book is worth a read but it is not the most amazing festive book we have read. 
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Suzy Senior lives with her family and a small gang of pets, at the top of a huge hill in Yorkshire. Her background is in publishing, working with lots of wonderful bookshops. Her favourite type of books are picture books - she loves reading them, writing them and talking about them! She was shortlisted in the National Literacy Trust and Bloomsbury Children...

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