9 Mar 2016



BACK COVER BLURB: Things are great for the Yo-Ho-Matey! family ...

until Pirate Bro gets SEASICK!

What's a pirate family to do when THAT happens!?

Make your first mate WALK THE PLANK?!

FIRST LINE OF VERSE: In the middle of the deep, wide sea
Lived the Yo-Ho Matey! family.

MEMORABLE MOMENT {Page 19}: The dining car is stocked with grub that pirates like to eat,
Like cackle fruit (or chicken eggs, if you don't know pirate-speak).

SOURCE: Received for review from the author.

MY THOUGHTS: A wonderfully illustrated book written by Nicole Plyler Fisk who was ably assisted by her six-year-old son, Jack. 

Fun and imaginative and of a length that is ideal for the little ones. All about a little boy, a pirate no less, who gets sea-sick, The Pirate Train is perfect for those looking for a pirate themed story that is that little bit different.

A thumbs up from Little Plum (5). Though a book he enjoyed, much of the appeal for both him and, less surprisingly because of his age, his brother, Elf (2) seemed to lie not so much in the story as it did the fun illustrations.


Mary (Bookfan) said...

Looks cute and I love the idea of a seasick pirate :)

Gina R said...

I can definitely see little landlubbers taken by this one
Great share!

Barbara Fisher said...

This sounds like a fun read Tracy, thanks for telling us about it. It must be mighty inconvenient to be a pirate and suffer from seasickness!

Kelly said...

This sounds cute and, when done well, illustrations are the best part of children's books.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

All titles suitable for a little boy, are being suitably noted, for when great nephew Joshua (currently just under 6 months old), takes notice of his bed-time stories. At the moment Mummy tends to buy the books and stories she likes, to read to him!

Mind you, charity shops are a wealth of supplies and I get the chance to drool over some of the fantastic illustrations and marvel at the skills of the illustrators.

I love the whole arts and crafts scene, however I am not really very expert at any of it, especially drawing, which had to have been about my worst subject at school, after sewing, which I still hate to this day :)

Thanks Goodness for people like Chad Vivas!

Thanks for sharing.


Shooting Stars Mag said...

Aw, what a fun premise! Glad the illustrations were done well too. :)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Looks like fun. I like cackle fruit. :D I might have to recommend it to some cousins with littles.

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

This looks like fun and I am glad the illustrations are just as great. :) Awesome review!

Melliane said...

Oh this one looks so sweet!

Literary Feline said...

My daughter loves pirate stories. I am sure she would like this one. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

Suko said...


This children's book looks and sounds charming. I'm glad that both Little Plum and Elf enjoyed the book, in their own (age-related) ways.

ClaudineGueh@CarryUsOffBooks said...

Sounds cute. I don't know much pirate-speak so I'll definitely benefit from reading this.