Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Pirates Ahoy!

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Pirates Ahoy!
Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton
Nosy Crow

Ex-criminal canine cupcake baking duo, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam, embark on a wonderfully madcap adventure at sea when they’re summoned to the good (actually pretty awful) ship The Leaky Lobster by Captain Chucklebeard. He wants to reward his crew for unearthing some treasure by throwing a celebratory party.

Shifty and Sam quickly set to work baking some delicious treats, their pièce de résistance being an octo-cake. Suddenly however the party band troops through the kitchen, taking with them, Sam suspects, one of his iced buns.

When the party kicks off with wild abandon Captain Chucklebeard is foolish enough to show off the pirates’ newly won spoils. Games follow and during that time Shifty and Sam creep off to fetch their octo-cake, but on the way they come upon a truly alarming sight …

Suddenly the penny drops – these guys aren’t musicians at all; they’re criminals of the dastardly kind and they’re escaping with Chucklebeard’s prized treasure. Can Shifty and Sam possibly catch those wicked thieves and bring back the booty? Perhaps with the aid of Captain Chucklebeard’s feathered friend and a huge sacrifice …

Another sure-fire winner for team Corderoy and Lenton. Tracey’s rollicking rhyming narrative is a brilliant read aloud and Steven’s wackily cheery illustrations that almost leap off the page at you, are the perfect combination for a lively story session.

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