An old fiddler tells a pirate crew of an island bursting with hidden treasure. But once the motley men have set sail for the mysterious island, he also tells them it is guarded by the terrible Pirate-Cruncher! Eventually their greed overcomes their fear when they arrive on the island. But what happens to the crew? And does the Pirate Cruncher actually exist?
For World Book Day, a group of Key Stage 2 children created their own reading journals to explore different elements and themes within the text. We had lots of creative responses including making scrolls and treasure chests to reveal some of their thoughts.
We considered what the front cover told us about the book, our likes, dislikes and questions about the text. We also explored the different characters and settings mentioned in the story.