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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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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!
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.
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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About Suzy Senior

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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