illustrated by Steve Cox
When Oscar and Lily find a secret treasure map, they set sail in search of adventure. But the dastardly Captain Claw wants that treasure too, and his pirate submarine is soon on their trail . . .
An action-packed pirate adventure to delight young children.
“There’s no resisting a picture book that stops off halfway through to become a fold-out technical cutaway of a gargantuan pirate submarine … Hugely likeable seafaring hi-jinks”
“There are a lot of pirate-related picture books out there, some better than others, but you can rest assured that this is one that is worth reading.”
Ruth Ng, THE BOOKBAG
This is the story of what happens when two dogs, Oscar and Lily, are on holiday together and come across an old treasure map. In their adventurous quest to find the treasure they are captured by pirates but they cleverly manage to outwit them in a way which leads to a laugh-out-loud conclusion to the story! There are a lot of pirate-related picture books out there, some better than others, but you can rest assured that this is one that is worth reading … The pirate submarine is brilliantly done, as is the surprise fold out picture which shows you inside the pirate submarine, all the different cabins and the crew and what’s going on in each one. You can spend a good ten minutes, or longer, just on that one page looking at everything including lots of little mice hidden around the submarine, and a stowaway cat! … It bears the re-read test too, and even just that fold out illustration of the pirate submarine is something good to come back to again and again.
Ruth Ng, THE BOOKBAG
There’s no resisting a picture book that stops off halfway through to become a fold-out technical cutaway of a gargantuan pirate submarine. This is an adventurous, twisty-turny tale of two easy-going dog pals who discover a treasure map – though when it comes to it they’re more interested in snacks than they are in booty. Much more keen is their greedy nemesis, the crocodile Captain Claw, but he’s right on course to get his comeuppance. Stinky cheese is involved. Hugely likeable seafaring hi-jinks from the author of Bringing Down the Moon and Pigs Might Fly.