The Pirate Cruncher by Jonny Duddle

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A hilarious picture book debut has a scurvy crew setting off for an island of gold, where an unexpected development awaits under the final flap.

I was sailing along and what did I see?
An island of GOLD in the scurvy sea!
But there’s one small thing I forgot to share —
there’s also a MONSTER waiting there.

A mysterious old pirate tells a tavern of salty seadogs about an island bursting with hidden treasure. But once they set sail, he also mentions that it is guarded by the terrible Pirate Cruncher. When the pirates’ greed gets the better of their fear, there’s a big surprise in store!

About Jonny Duddle

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Jonny Duddle is a debut author-illustrator whose fantastic artwork is also gathering fans in the film and computer game sectors. He lives in Buxton, England.
Published April 13, 2010 by Templar. 38 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As a versifier the author makes a talented visual artist (“THERE IS ONE SMALL THING I FORGOT YESTERDAY— / THERE’S ALSO A MONSTER, OR SO THEY SAY”), but the visual treasure begins on the endpapers, and young lubbers of every stripe will happily climb aboard his lavish, high-style, picture-book debut.

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Galvanized by a skeletal fiddler's chantey about “an island of gold,” the pirates ignore his warning that “none who've tried to set foot on its sands/ have ever returned to pirate lands.” Most have second thoughts when the fiddler adds that they're apt to encounter a pirate-eating beast, but the ...

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Common Sense Media

The pirates, of course, run into the dreaded pirate cruncher -- the real surprise is how, exactly, they got there.

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