Never Mess with a Pirate Princess by Holly Ryan – Book Review

Never Mess with a Pirate Princess by Holly Ryan – Book Review

Never Mess with a Pirate Princess by Holly Ryan

Never Mess with a Pirate Princess

Author – Holly Ryan
Illustrator – Siân Roberts
Publisher – Little Tiger Press
Pages – 32
Released – 4th March 2021
ISBN-13 – 978-1788818698
Format – hardcover
Rating – 4.5 Stars
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Princess Prue was sweet and fair, till PIRATES stole her teddy bear! Don’t they know?! You NEVER mess with Prudence – pirate AND princess!

A feisty, mould-breaking heroine for adventure-hungry toddlers.

Review by Stacey

Princess Prudence loved her teddy bear, she took him everywhere with her, until one day she falls asleep with him on her knee and a pirate takes the opportunity to steal him. Prudence decides she is going to get her teddy bear back and takes on the crew of the pirate ship out at sea. She isn’t scared of a few pirates!

Never Mess with a Pirate Princess is an exciting and amusing children’s book featuring a brave young princess taking on a crew of dastardly pirates. To do so she needs to become a pirate too, oh and ride a goat! I can see children enjoying the adventurous and daring plot and having a giggle too.

The book is beautifully illustrated with bright, full-page drawings that have a lot of detail to them and capture the story perfectly, meaning those who are learning to read or non-readers can follow the plot easily too.

The book is mainly told in a rhyming style. There were a few words that didn’t work fully which was a shame, but I’d say around 95% of it rhymed. The plot flowed easily and I love to see brave young girls in children’s books, rather than them needing to be helped by a male figure because they are too fragile.

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Author Info

Holly grew up in a little Cornish fishing village where she spent most of her childhood exploring rock pools. After spending many years working behind various computers in London and Bristol, she slowly became uninspired by the rat-race so moved back home. She’s now living by the sea with her partner and two crazy little boys and their blind cat, Maisey.

She’s never been happier. Holly likes, amongst other things, pickled eggs, den building with her boys, pizza Fridays, and sucking her thumb. She HATES coriander.

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