All aboard for this fabulous collection of eight swashbuckling pirate adventures featuring Pugnacious Pete and his criminal crew, perfect for reading aloud to young children or for confident readers to enjoy by themselves. The seriously silly sea-soaked stories include Shipwrecked, Overboard, Becalmed, Marooned, Swashbuckled, Suckered, Timber, and Scuppered. Take one pugnacious pirate, add a clueless crew, a poisonous parrot, a psychotic squid and the merest glimpse of a treasure map – and you have a recipe for the worst kind of marine mayhem imaginable. Colin King’s hilarious illustrations bring the crew of the Purple Pimple to all-too-loathsome life and add another layer of lunacy to this collection of nautical nonsense. The short stories are just the right length for bedtime reading, and the lively illustrations will amuse every child, making this a fun book that every young pirate will treasure!