The Gingerbread Pirates (author: Kristin Kladstrup; illustrations: Matt Tavares) has become a real favourite for our four year old.  You know you have landed on a great story when your kid asks for it over, and over, and over, and over…and you actually ENJOY reading it multiple times!

The story is full of whimsy: from a cutlass eating mouse to a pirate crew trapped in a cookie jar, there is entertainment on every page.  The story follows the Christmas Eve adventures of Captain Cookie as he attempts to find his crew and understand who is Santa and what is Christmas.  The pictures are wonderfully charming – full of brilliant colours and great detail.  Whether your child is crazy for pirates, or not, they will adore The Gingerbread Pirates.