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'AAARRK!' Where's the Gold? I'm so c-c-c-c-c-c-cold,' screeched the green parrot. Can you help the three brave pirates find the gold?

Jeremy, Bellamy and Ted, three pirates brave and bold, set out to find treasure with the help of a very annoying parrot. They make their way deep underground, into the dark and the damp. The parrot, away from the sky and the sun and unable to fly, trails behind; repeatedly calling out 'where's the gold?' When they come to something scary in the tunnel, and not knowing what it is, they huddle together in fear. When the parrot, in the confusion, bites Ted on the bottom, the three pirates are convinced there is a monster after them and flee back the way they came; not stopping until they are back safe in their boat and out at sea.

The story is enlivened by two die-cut holes in the pages of the book that lead the reader through the page and into the tunnel, then, at the end, out of the tunnel into the sunshine.

Educational Notes
Pamela Allen's picture books are ideal for showing students how rhythm, repetition and humour can be used to create a successful and engaging text. It is wonderful to share and read aloud with very small children, as the words encourage their active participation.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143501473

    January 4, 2010

    Picture Puffin

    32 pages

    RRP $14.95

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The Toymaker & the Bird
The Little Old Man Who Looked Up At The Moon
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Shhh! Little Mouse
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Mr McGee and the Perfect Nest
Mr McGee and the Big Bag of Bread
The Potato People
Grandpa and Thomas
Inside Mary Elizabeth's House
Can You Keep a Secret?