Published by Dreaming Big Publications
Reviewed by Jamie Zepeda
About the Book
Who would've thought that going outside to jump on the trampoline would lead to an exciting high seas adventure? That's exactly what happened to Charlie and Lexie when they went out to play while their mom was cooking supper. Hokey Pokey Pirates is a story written by a child for children, using her own bond with her brothers to teach the importance of family bonding time in an imaginative and fun way.
I would give this children’s book a four out of five stars. The characters are much like actual children in that they are quick to call each other know-it-alls and want to think of themselves as adults when they plainly are not. All the while the motive of the author is to teach a lesson: that everything is not as simple as it may seem, and she is very easily able to make that clear by the end. The only thing that I would have liked for this story was for it to be at least one or two pages longer, the adventure Lexie and Charlie went on just seemed too short and I found myself hoping they had stuck around a while longer. The book was short and to the point, but I think that if it would have been a tiny bit longer the lesson would stick with children more.
About the Author
Peyton King was given a classroom assignment at the age of nine to write a story. She wrote about the games she liked to play with her brothers on the trampoline in their backyard. At the age of 15 she rediscovered that old story. Peyton hopes to be an inspiration to other youth who want to pursue their dreams in the creative arts.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.