Pirate Pug: The Dog Who Rocked the Boat


In this latest puggy adventure, Lady Miranda and Pug are off on a seaside holiday, staying in the best suite of the Smuggler’s Rest Hotel, Pebbly Bay. being afraid of water, Pug isn’t sure about being so close to the sea, but enjoys settling on the sand for a nap. However, an accident with a beach ball, leaving him wearing an eye patch, missing treasure and a rival gang of pirate on the treasure trail, and Pug has to face his fears and save the day- and the treasure!


Perfect for pug-lovers and new independent readers, ‘Pirate Pug’ is the fourth adventure for our doggy hero whose antics amuse and entertain. The size of each title in this series is perfect for young hands, the large, clear text easy to read and each book has a satisfying ‘chunky’ feel to it. The illustrations are delightful, highly engaging and full of character, adding to both the humour and the appeal.


The wonderfully quirky Pug once again has to face his fears and proves that being diminutive does not prevent you from being a hero, however unlikely! The story offers plenty of opportunities for discussion, not only about pirates, but also about the actions of Finnian and his gang, the importance of team work and about facing fears.

Pirate Pug: The Dog Who Rocked the Boat Laura James, illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans

Bloomsbury ISBN: 978-1408895948

You can read our review of Captain Pug here, Safaris Pug here and last year’s NSTBA Read Aloud winner, Fabio here and here.