EmpathyLab 2021 Collections have been announced today and they are wonderful books perfect for building empathy in our children. Check out empathylab.uk for further information!
‘A Pirate Christmas’ by Suzy Senior - author and Andy Catling illustration and Art.
Joe and his pirate dad along with Cannon the ship guinea pig are miserably stuck on their boat missing the pirate Christmas party across the water on their friends' ship. Worst of all the party games and the treasure hunt are happening without them! Joe and his dad discover a dusty old picture book of the story of the first Christmas and settle down to read together and discover a different kind of treasure.
The boys ended up talking with their best pirate voices after this story and imagination kicked in.
We also discussed the story of the baby Jesus and many questions were asked. It was a perfect opportunity to answer some of their questions about Jesus and the nativity story.
The pages were bright and very colourful with so
much detail. The boys enjoyed this story.
If you've enjoyed Suzy Senior's A Pirate Christmas film here are the activities for you to print out. We'd love to see your ship's guinea pigs! Why not post them to social media and tag us in @shefflibraries.