In Pirate Pie, two mean and nasty pirate cousins, Hector Humbug and Horatio Hogswoggle, attack Peg Leg Lil’s cooking efforts. However, the confrontation brings them all unexpected business success. Features of the Book – The exaggerated racy language, – Onomatopoeia – whizz, whap, splat!, – Illustrations that support the tone of the text, – Specialised vocabulary – barnacles, jellyfish, bilge, rigging, galley, bosun, – The rhyme in the pirates’ dialogue – I’ll be a blue-bellied bass!, – The names of the pirates and the ships, – Text in the illustrations, – The slapstick humour and fast-moving plot, Purpose Pirate Pie can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills: – analysing the structure of fantasy narrative, – describing the mental images evoked by the text, – distinguishing between “real” and “invented”, – writing with metaphors and similes, – comparing texts on similar themes in different genres, – using role-play to explore a text.
Themes covered in this book are: Adventure, Humour
Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)