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Happy Holidays, Pirates: Lift the Flap Book | Dedicated Review

Review sponsored by Clever Publishing
The Children’s Book Review | November 5, 2018

holiday-piratesHappy Holidays, Pirates: Lift the Flap Book

Written by Tatiana Koval

Illustrated by Inna Chernyak

Age Range: 3-7

Hardcover: 18 pages

Publisher: Clever Publishing (November 27, 2018)

ISBN: 978-1948418454

What to expect: Santa, Pirates, Lift-the-Flaps, and Rhyming Text

Yo ho! Pirates, Santa, and flaps to lift … what more could you ask for in an enjoyably playful tale just right for the Christmas season? Happy Holidays, Pirates is both familiar and fresh in its take on Santa knowing if you’ve been bad or good.


A motley crew of pirates has been told of a “kindly old man” who visits homes on one night of the year to deliver toys and spread cheer. Since pirates love treasure, they decide to write to Santa and promise to change their ways. Carried on sea and on land, the letter arrives in Santa’s hand and he is surprised to learn that the pirates are trying their best. The rhyming text zips along while busy fingers enjoy looking for piratey-holiday surprises under the interactive flaps.

“On the Isle of Tortuga there’s a big celebration,

As pirates chant “Yo-Ho-Ho” in anticipation.”

Fun Fact: The Isle of Tortuga is a real island in Haiti where pirates used to live when they weren’t out looting or sailing the high seas.

Book Art

The illustrations are delightfully friendly with their cheerful colors, depicting the pirates just as they should be: wearing britches, tricorn hats, eye patches, and swords—they even come across as cuddly as Santa himself, with their round tummies and grinning smiles.

With the message that even pirates can clean up their act (as well as eat veggies), Happy Holidays, Pirates will be worth all yeh doubloons for the entertainment it will bring yeh laddies and lassies. Arrr!

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About the Publisher

Clever PublishingClever Publishing was founded in 2010 with the purpose of changing children’s lives for the better. Inspired by its founder’s love for his kids and for books, we are dedicated to creating a world full of wonderful experiences for families. We are incredibly excited to introduce ourvibrant, educational, and entertaining range of books and activities to readers!

Our Mission: To create a wonderful world of books that inspire a child’s imagination through learning and play

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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