Rockabye Pirate
Written by Timothy Knapman
Illustrated by Ada Grey
Published by Bloomsbury Books
RRP: $14.99 (Pbk)

Told in rhyming text to the well-known Rockabye Baby rhyme, a mother puts her young pirate son to bed. As she reads him a bedtime pirate story, the audience is positioned as the young boy, enjoying the story through colourful double page spreads. The pirates go through a similar routine as they get ready for bed, and they all fall asleep.

This is a lovely, lyrical tale for young ones. Pirate fans will especially like it as it includes all pirate characteristics for which they are well known. This would make a lovely addition to any collection, whether it is at home, public library or school. It would be perfect for a bedtime or pirate storytime session.

Many thanks to Bloomsbury for sending this book for review.