It's rare for a children's book to prove itself a gem before the story even begins, but Tabby Toodles' Pirate Adventure does just that. The rousing tale is preceded by a highly amusing glossary of Pirate Lingo and an illustrated cast of characters that captivate readers and leave them hungry for more. That anticipatory excitement proves to be more than justified as this joyful adventure unfolds in playful pirate vernacular youngsters find irresistible. There is merriment on every page as readers follow a happy (mostly female) pirate crew in search of treasure. Zavoc Dayne's gorgeous water color illustrations mesh perfectly with Mary Lambert's delightfully inventive rhymes in portraying an unforgettable group of seafarers as they sing, set sail and maintain a festive mood even in the face of rough weather and a surprise treasure! As Katy, Tabby Toodles and crew so eloquently put it: YO HO HO... a pirate's life for me! YO HO HO... adventures on the sea! YO HO HO... we're searchin' happily!
Reviewer - Tillywig 2019 Top Fun Book Award