by Lily Murray
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Pub Date 03 May 2022 | Archive Date 07 Apr 2022
Quarto Publishing Group – Wide Eyed Editions, Wide Eyed Editions
What if you could have MILLIONS of them?
With this story-building book, readers aged 5+ can create their own pirate-inspired adventures, over and over again. Just read the question and choose from the vibrant pictures on the page to build the story.
The book is packed full of fun, silly and exciting things for the reader to choose from, including:
Visiting a pirate milkshake barWearing a sparkly eye patch and a beardPacking a treasure mapVoyaging on a ghost shipSailing past an island made of chocolateFacing a tentacled sea monster
Once they’ve finished, the reader can turn back to the start and make different choices to build a completely new tale. There are millions of possible combinations and endless stories to be told! And can you find the cheeky penguin hidden on each page?
Let's Tell a Story is a series of books designed to help readers dream up their very own adventures. From selecting which hero to be and where to visit, to deciding on how the story will end and choosing a reward, the reader controls the action from start to finish. Packed full of imaginative characters, thrilling places to go, hilarious random objects, and extraordinary situations to choose from, these books are made to be read again and again.
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Average rating from 23 members
What a clever way to introduce creating stories! Whether used to orally share or for writing time, this is an incredibly creative way to get kids and students started exploring fiction! Beautifully illustrated with great guiding questions, I could easily see many teachers using this text in their classrooms!
Pirate Adventure is the book that keeps on giving. Lily Murray has created a book that you don't just read once, you can read a bunch of times and create new stories from this one book. Phenomenal for a child that is full of imagination, but perfect for a child that shows hesitance in writing, creating stories, and speaking out loud. This book is funny, silly, and full of colorful stories that can be created.
Pirate Adventure is a choose your-own adventure story-telling book to get kids' creativity going! Each page(s) has a new prompt and an accompanying set of pictures for kids to choose from. They are encouraged to write their story down as they go through the prompts and to add flair to the characters.
I really enjoyed this book because it allows kids to be creative, but also gives them endless amounts of story options. This would also be great for kids that enjoy to write because it would give them lots of jumping off points to go from. Plus the illustrations are so cute!
This style of book is a great way to help children build their ability to tell a story. I think they would enjoy being able to pick from all the different choices and letting them be the ones to tell the story. The illustrations are great and would really help the children reading the book create their own story. This format, also allows children to re-read this book several times and having a different outcome each time.
Such a fun and exciting book. Children would love this book. It’s engaging, bright, and entertaining. This is a great book that’s makes reading fun. How awesome is it too make your own adventure a long the way.
My kids really loved this book. They had a blast making up their own adventures and wanted to read it over and over again to change their choices and see a new story unfold.
What a fantastic idea for a different story every night. Me and my son have already played the “book story game” three times and each time he has created a new story. I hope the author has created more of these as I feel these would be a great addition for him to take to school and create stories there with the other children.
The illustrations are beautiful, and the choices are vast, although there were some questions that even I would struggle with (how I can only choose three things to take with me, I do not know) but it is a great way to encourage creativity and storytelling with children and adults alike. I did try to make the story myself with my son, but apparently it “wasn’t as good as his”
Plus, there is the cure little addition of a “find wally” scenario, where you have to find the missing penguin on every page, which added another level of fun into the story. It is amazing as the book made the bedtime story routine go through five minutes of reading the same story (my child’s favourite at the time) to encouraging a new story every evening, that can be funny, sad, completely heroic or just completely bonkers (as we have had at times, I mean a goat wearing flip flops, travelling to candy land to collect all the fries he can eat?) a child’s mind and creativity is one the most amazing places to visit!
I love the "Let's Tell a Story" adventure books, and so do my 7- and 5-year-old niblings! I gave them the fairy tale and space versions of this book last year after discovering them on NetGalley, and both kids still beg to read the books with me whenever we hang out. Pirate Adventure is just as clever and fun as the other two. Like them, it consists of a story-building playground of a book rendered in brightly expressive illustrations. The concept is both smart and well executed - readers are given a prompt and a two-page spread of options, some wackier and goofier than others. The book encourages readers to describe their choices in extra detail. There are so many options, and so many different ways a story could go, all on the pirate theme, that this book could be read and enjoyed again and again and again without any repetition. A whimsical, adorable way of encouraging creativity and imagination with little storytellers!
Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group: Wide Eyed Editions for the advance review copy!
Choose Your Own Adventure for the younger set! This is an uplevel to the wordless book which a shy child or beginner story teller can have trouble with sometimes. Problem solved. One or two times through and the kids won’t even need the verbal prompts. Kids even learn the framework for a good story. I think this book will be a hit!
This book is fantastic to help children or students build a story. As a teacher, I loved how it was structured so the writer can build the story piece by piece but there was enough support to help the to really add detail without getting lost in the little things. It would also help this children who need help structuring the plot as the book walks them through the steps.
Thank you the #netgalley for the ARC copy to review. I will absolutely use this with my students!
Thanks to Netgalley and Quarto Publishing - Wide Eyed Editions for the ARC of this!
We read the Jungle Adventure earlier this month and had a lot of fun with it, so I was extra excited to share this one with my kids. They are 5 and 8 and had a ton of fun with it! We all enjoyed sharing our stories! The illustrations were so cute, and it was very easy to tell a very basic story (by picking one image) for the 5 year old, or to take the time to elaborate for the 8 year old. Definitely recommend this series to budding authors and silly kiddos!
I received this arc in exchange for my honest review.
This was such a cute book!! It reminds me of the choose your own adventure books I read when I was a kid but this is a lt more engaging and interactive, which I think works for including a younger audience. I loved the planning and choosing of outfits and supplies, as well as the enemy you face! This has so much rereadability!
My family can’t get enough of the Let’s Tell a Story! series. Good thing there’s a new pirate adventure to be had. Packed with surprising and delightful characters, objects, places, and more, Pirate Adventure is an adventure for readers of all ages!
In her earlier titles, Ms. Murray invited readers to participate in jungle and space adventures. In this newest book, the adventure is with pirates. In each of these delightfully illustrated books, the author invites children to make up a story. They get to pick characters, people to take with them, modes of transport, problems, solutions and more. Each time a child uses this book, they can make up a new tale.
Encourage your child to use their imaginations and to (maybe) share their story with you or write it down. Hopefully, they will enjoy the autonomy involved in choosing their own adventure and the way in which to tell it.
Many thanks to Quarto Publishing Group – Wide Eyed Editions and NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
Wednesday we share writing prompts every Wednesday but when you come across a book that allows you to tell your own story you turn the page and begin. With this book, you being your Pirate Adventure by picking your main character. Choose a destination and begin setting sail on an adventure of your own! Gather idea and create endless adventures all by a turn of the page!
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