2018 Winner Best Children's Picture Book 5 and Younger
- Pacific Book Awards
"Climb aboard a pirate ship, mateys, and get ready for a fun adventure with a very famous cat - Tabitha Fink! Quill says: Tabitha Fink and the Patchwork Pirates is a very fun story that teaches children that by combining our different talents, we can work together to do great things."
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5-Star Review - "Tabitha Fink and the Patchwork Pirates story is filled with adventure and conveys good messages to young readers. Will the newly hired pirate crew match up to Tabitha Fink's expectations? Will they finally be able to find the treasure? It is about acceptance, and understanding that different people have different skills and, put together, they can work well. The author weaves messages into the plot with expertise, making it easy for children to understand the importance of accepting and working with diverse people. The illustrations are colorful and lively, and they help young readers identify with the characters and the scenes easily. All books with messages, concepts, and morals should be introduced to children as there is no better way to help them understand, and this book does just that."
- Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Tabitha Fink is a cat with one eye who loves to explore. In her first swashbuckling adventure, Tabitha and her first mate Bartholomew Blink take a high-seas journey in search of buried treasure, but end up discovering something even more valuable along the way.
A book for children with the important lesson of inclusion, Tabitha Fink and the Patchwork Pirates is a fun adventure made possible only when a diverse team of people comes together as one.
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.19(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Climb aboard a pirate ship, mateys, and get ready for a fun adventure with a very famous cat - Tabitha Fink! On her latest adventure, Tabitha Fink, the one-eyed cat, is about to set sail to search for buried treasure. She has a ship, with a flag she made, and a beautiful patchwork sail too. The best part is that her good friend, Bartholomew the mouse, will be her first mate. The pair look quite smart in their pirate outfits and they're ready to sail...almost. They have the clothes, they have a ship and a map to the buried treasure, but they need a crew! What will they do? The pirates soon have a plan - they post a sign to find their crew: Pirates Ahoy!! Want three happy pirates, two girls and a boy. No experience needed. We'll show you the ropes. Please share in our journey, our dreams and our hopes. Tabitha is thrilled when three would-be pirates apply and she quickly welcomes them to the crew. But Bartholomew is perplexed, as he is sure the three new pirates don't have what it takes for the long journey. The first is a cook who likes to make cakes, the second is a tuba player, and the final new mate is a cowgirl. How will they ever find the buried treasure with such an inexperienced crew? "For the very last time, this does not seem good." cried Bartholomew Blink feeling misunderstood. "She cannot say Arrr!! this is something to note. Without any pirates, we won't stay afloat!" But Tabitha Fink is certain her new crew, with their very different talents, are just what they need: "This cowgirl seems clever and talented too," said wise Tabitha Fink, "look at all she can do!" The ship is soon underway and while Tabitha Fink and the three new pirates are all set for adventure, Bartholomew is convinced they are sailing into trouble. When they meet up with a huge whale who tries to sink the ship, the little mouse is sure they're about to sink... This is the first book in the popular "Tabitha Fink" series that I have read and I was immediately drawn into the adorable story. Tabitha Fink and her best buddy Bartholomew are the perfect pair and the pirate adventure on the high seas is one every young reader will love. The illustrations add a fun aspect to the tale as they're playful, colorful and the facial expressions of the pirates tells the story perfectly. When Bartholomew has reservations about the new crew, children will see, and learn, just how wonderful it is when we all come together to share our different talents. Bartholomew learns an important lesson that is easily shared with young readers, for like the "Patchwork Pirates" who all have diverse backgrounds, we can come together to work through the hardest of problems. Finally, the author has chosen to tell the story in simple rhyme which flows very naturally and moves the story right along to a very satisfying conclusion. Now I think it's time I go back and check out the other Tabitha Fink stories! Quill says: Tabitha Fink and the Patchwork Pirates is a very fun story that teaches children that by combining our different talents, we can work together to do great things.
Arrrrrr you ready to take a trip, with Tabitha Fink on her pirate ship? Climb aboard author Rick Felty's Tabitha Fink and the Patchwork Pirates, for a wonderful adventure, as this sweet, rhyming story is not only fun for children, but has much to teach them. Tabitha Fink is a one-eyed cat, but she doesn’t mind being different, and she doesn't let that stop her from seeing beyond the surface. Tabitha and her first mate, Bartholomew the mouse, are pirates. Not mean, stinky pirates, though—kind pirates, who shower every morning. When they find a treasure map, they decide they’ll need more help to dig up the treasure. They advertise for some new crew members—two girls and a boy, no experience needed. Bartholomew is not pleased with the folks who apply, but Tabitha sees each with her insightful, accepting eye. Though their patchwork crew seems an odd assembly of makeshift pirates to the brave but skeptical Bartholomew, as their adventure unfolds, he learns what Tabitha has known all along: each brings a unique skill to their team that helps them in their mission to find the treasure. Felty’s charming illustrations in vivid colors bring this story to life, and heroine Tabitha Fink reminds us that being different is not just okay, it’s purr-fect! In a world where, too often, our differences separate us, Rick Felty's patchwork of pirates reminds us that when we embrace our differences, they come together to create a beautiful "sail full of colors,” that will catch the wind and take us to amazing places. Tabitha Fink and the Patchwork Pirates is sure to be a favorite with children, who will enjoy the story, while learning its valuable message of celebrating the unique and special gifts each of us has to offer. Reviewed by Deborah Stevenson—Author of award-winning children’s books, Soaring Soren: When French Bulldogs Fly and Oy, Elephants!
This is an adorably cute book for kids. My daughters loved the book especially the fact that the main character is a one eyed cat just makes Tabitha more lovable. I love that the pirate crew consists of different kinds of people, because it shows that everyone has strengths that can help others when needed. The book teaches a great lesson of not judging other people based off the surface of what one knows about them. Being different is what makes everyone special. Rick Felty did a wonderful job writing and constructing this book for children. The book itself has a little bit of a Dr. Seuss feel to it which makes it even more enjoyable to read to children including the fact that the main character is a girl instead of a boy was even a more exciting aspect for the children's book. I recommend this book to anyone who has children of a young age especially those that have little girls that need inspiration.
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Tabitha Fink and the Patchwork Pirates by Rick Felty revolves around Tabitha Fink, the cat with one eye who likes to try out things that other cats do not. Tabitha Fink is a pirate and her ship takes them on journeys where they have a lot of fun together. Bartholomew, Tabitha’s first mate, watches for things which they should steer clear of. He is the brave one and keeps them all safe on the blue seas. Though people think all pirates are mean, they stink, and are not very clean, Tabitha says they are friendly and kind and start the day with a warm shower. Right now they are planning a journey across the wide ocean, to an island where there is hidden treasure. They need more helping hands to make that journey. Will the newly hired crew match up to Tabitha Fink’s expectations? Will they finally be able to find the treasure? The story is filled with adventure and conveys good messages to young readers. It is about acceptance, and understanding that different people have different skills and, put together, they can work well. The author weaves messages into the plot with expertise, making it easy for children to understand the importance of accepting and working with diverse people. The illustrations are colorful and lively, and they help young readers identify with the characters and the scenes easily. All books with messages, concepts, and morals should be introduced to children as there is no better way to help them understand, and this book does just that.