Captain Sparklebeard by Timothy Knapman – Book Review

Captain Sparklebeard by Timothy Knapman – Book Review

Captain Sparklebeard by Timothy Knapman

Captain Sparklebeard

Author – Timothy Knapman
Illustrator – Sam Lloyd
Publisher – Egmont
Pages – 32
Released – 7th March 2019
ISBN-13 – 978-1405291316
Format – paperback
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 5 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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FOR REBEL GIRLS WITH BIG DREAMS! ARRRRR you ready for this unmissable girl power adventure?

Join Captain Sparklebeard as she sets sail against the seas and dares to be different!

Peg dreams of adventure and has big ambitions, but when she asks to join the pirates crew they won’t let her join because she’s too small and she doesn’t even have a beard! But can Peg prove, against all odds, that she’s the greatest pirate there ever was?

Perfect for fans of the chart-smashing Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World and tapping into the huge demand for stories featuring strong female characters, this is a pirate story like no other. Peg’s determination, ambition and courage to be herself will inspire a whole new generation of rebel girls. Smashing gender stereotypes and with an inclusive cast of characters, this is the must-have book to empower young children to have the courage to be themselves.

So, buckle up, grab your sparkliest beard and get ready to join the best crew that ever sailed the seven seas!

Review 2017

Peg lived with her wicked Step-Great-Grand-Auntie who made her do all the work whilst she sat and watched. One day whilst she was out walking her Auntie’s cat she saw that a ship with pirates had come to town. Peg loved pirates and had read many books featuring them. She had an idea, why not ask the pirates if she could join them.

Peg asked the captain of the ship, Captain Hairy-Ears if she could be a pirate too, but the pirate laughed at her and told her, pirates don’t read books, they don’t ask nicely, they aren’t small and they all have beards.

Peg was angry, she could be the best pirate ever and so she came up with a plan to show Captain Hairy-Ears just how good she could be.

Captain Sparklebeard is a beautifully illustrated book that shows that people should not underestimate others. Peg is a lovely character who is made to do horrible jobs by her Auntie. When she sees a way to change her life she is determined to make her dreams come true and she goes for it. She isn’t happy when the Captain of the ship dismisses.

She doesn’t let the Captain upset her though she comes up with a plan, a very clever plan at that. She will show the Captain and his crew just how good she can be by disguising herself and finding the treasure on their treasure map before they do. You see Peg is educated and understands how to read a map properly, she is pragmatic and knows what it takes to get past obstacles and she is strong-willed and doesn’t give up easily.

The book is all about empowerment and being the best you can. I love that Peg is polite and won’t change that to be a pirate and that she is educated too and is proud of that fact.

This is a book that will show children they can be who they want to be and that size and gender should never stand in your way.

Reviewed by Stacey


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About the Author

Timothy Knapman

Tim Knapman writes plays, musicals, songs and children’s books and has been published by Simon & Schuster, Puffin, Macmillan, Scholastic, Hachette, Egmont UK and many more. His previous books include the bestselling Dinosaurs in the Supermarket, Dinosaurs Don’t Have Bedtimes and Superhero Dad.

His books have been translated into 20 languages and several have been read on CBeebies bedtime stories. Tim has done more than 100 events and readings in schools, colleges, bookshops, fairs, libraries and festivals.

He lives in Sussex and his hobbies include swashbuckling.

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Time for a giveaway one

giveaway captain sparklebeard

Would you like to win a copy of ‘Captain Sparklebeard? Also includes a beard and lots of sparkly gems and glitter for you to decorate it.

To enter, tell me in the comments below what your pirate name would be. (Please be aware that comments have to be approved before they appear on the blog, so it might look like your comment hasn’t posted but it is just waiting for me to verify it).

The giveaway is open to UK residents only. Make sure the email address you leave in the comment box (visible to me only) is written correctly as this will be used to contact the winner.

Email addresses will only be used for the purpose of contacting the winner. There is one book available and no cash alternative. Giveaway begins today 5th March 2019 and ends at 12pm on the 12th March 2019. Good Luck everyone.


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29 Responses

  1. Susanne says:

    This sounds like the most adorable book ever!!

  2. DJ Sakata says:

    This sound precious – except for the wicked Step-Great-Grand-Auntie

  3. Emma Mane says:

    Great book and review. Think I’d be ‘Captain Doh’ as I love the Simpsons and I’m always making mistakes.

  4. Georgia Rose says:

    I’d be Captain Crazyhorse 🙂

  5. This looks awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Great review Stacey I’ve been looking around for children’s book because my niece is pregnant with her first baby and I want to give her some books for when my great niece is a little older yup there will be another sweet little girl in my family and we can’t wait until she is born so we can spoil her lol. But this book looks and sounds absolutely cute and very adorable I might need to check it out for my great niece in the future. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

  7. sam macaree says:

    I’d be Captain Catface

  8. Robyn Clarke says:

    Aye right me matey, I’m Captain Mama of 3 from the turquoise sea.

  9. Julia Kerr says:

    JuliARRRR

  10. Jade Hewlett says:

    The Pre-School children would love this book and I think they’d think I should be Captain GlitterReadAAAARRR as their favourite things to do with me are make crafts and be read books!

  11. Ash R says:

    I would be captain 5 hands, as my children believe I have 😁 x

  12. Competition has now closed and winner will be chosen today and contacted via email. Good luck everyone.

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