J Purvis, December 28, 2017 (Hardcover)
A wonderful story about an adventurous, young mouse and his search for pirate’s treasure that will captivate readers of all ages. Bertie has matured significantly over the last year, when we first met this curious young mouse as he ventured from his Cape Cod farm to explore the seashore. In this book, Bertie finds and restores a sailboat (a model yacht, pond sailer) then sets off with his cousin Benjamin in search of hidden treasure. The adventure continues as Bertie and Benjie outsmart devious wharf rats, cunning cats, dangerous snakes and a hungry owl in their search for the treasure. Ultimately, however, this is a story about following your dream, and finding the courage and insight to overcome any obstacle encountered.
Whether reading to a child, or as a young reader, you will soon be consumed by this wonderful adventure and by the author’s love of sailing and story telling. Can’t wait to read about Bertie’s next adventure!
Anthony W., November 22, 2017 (Hardcover)
Bertie and the Lost Treasure of Skull Island has all the makings of another great adventure with Bertie. His first being Bertie’s Adventure at the Beach.
Bertie and the Lost Treasure of Skull Island’s glossary is filled with a wealth of Nautical terms. The refurbishing of Huntress and sailing her is very descriptive. Whether the reader comes from a sailing background or not, the writer keeps your attention as Bertie sails his sloop with a Nor’East wind in the sails carrying him on his way to his new adventure.
With all of today’s problems it is wonderful to “Get Away” and become absorbed in Bertie’s adventures. Bertie and the Lost Treasure of Skull Island is a fun read and should capture the imagination of both young and old.