“Molly lived a long way from the sea, but every day she wished she was a pirate”
Molly is a little girl with a great imagination. She lives in the red dirt of the Australian outback with her mum, a cat, a dog and three chooks but nothing is stopping her from dancing a jig with a pirate, steering a pirate ship or fighting Captain Chicken!
Lorraine Teece has brought this little girls vivid imagination to life through action, adventure and fun filled description of life aboard a pirate ship. Teamed together with Paul Seden’s colourful and movement filled illustrations, Molly the pirate is a great book for young readers.
Children will be inspired to use their own imagination after they have read this book – noticing that sometimes those every day boring looking objects can be turned into something a lot more fun.
A clothes basket could turn into a pirate ship.
A backyard chook into a fearsome pirate
A washing line into a sail .
Many children lack these skills of imagination as they have so many screens and toys to amuse them. Molly the Pirate shows us that with a little bit of creativity we can make any imaginary world come to life!
Perhaps you’ll start to look at the washing basket a little bit differently next time you take it out to hang on the line….
So what else can you do?
- CREATE: Encourage imagination!! Instead of buying your children more toys take them outside to a park or natural setting and let them play and imagine up worlds.
- INVESTIGATE: Take a look at your clothes line – who invented this and why? Why should we dry our clothes on the clothes line instead of the dryer?
- LEARN: Do you have backyard chooks? Where do your eggs come from? Investigate the best types of eggs to buy if you can’t have chooks of your own.
- RESEARCH: Where is the red dirt of Australia? Investigate which towns live on red dirt and why it is red.
- WONDER: Did chickens ever travel on pirate ships? Find out more about pirates and why they existed and how they still exist now.