This funny story about pirates will also show how important it is to listen. The pirate crew of the 'Golden Duck' are excited about going into Port Pegleg to spend their gold coins. However, one listens to Captain Cod's warning about his old enemy, Captain Blackears and his Horrid Pirates, who want to steal the pirate crew's treasure and hold the pirates for ransom. Has t listening to Captain Cod put the pirates in danger? If so, can good listening save them? The books in the 'Pirates to the Rescue' series are designed to help children to recognise the virtues of generosity, honesty, politeness and kindness. Reading these books with children will help them to understand that their actions and behaviour have a real effect on people around them. The books will help young readers to recognise what is right and wrong and what to do when faced with difficult choices. Notes for parents, guardians and teachers are included at the end of the story to help give starting points for discussion and follow-up activities to help encourage positive behaviour.
Tom Easton is an experienced writer of fiction for children of all ages.