Haggis, a Scottie dog, is curled up outside on his doggie bed thinking about how bored he is when his best friend, Tank, a Great Dane, shows up. Tank is having a ball rolling along and reading a fabulous book about pirates sailing on the sea. In short order Tank talks her good friend Haggis into an adventure. Picture Marmaduke in your mind's eye and you've got this.
The two dogs board the Golden Biscuit and start packing all the necessities of a life as a pirate and then move on to practice knot tying.
This is a hilarious story about two dogs and about twenty homonyms. Pale or pail? Tail or tale? Knot or not? When a message in a bottle floats by and Captain Scurvy and Bonny Bootleg discover they have been gifted with a treasure map, the two friends go in search of a T, or is it a tea? Hmmmm.....wordplay and dog shenanigans... perfect combination.
Guaranteed to tickle some pirate funny bones. Arrrghhh!
Ages 5-9 978-0545818865 80 pages
Other titles in the series: Digging for Dinos; Howl at the Moon
Read alikes: Kung Pow Chicken series; Looniverse; Boris on the Move (all are Branches imprint) Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com