From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 3–This rollicking, seafaring version of Moore's poem will give pirate fans a chuckle while not exactly establishing itself as a Christmas classic. The adapted rhymes scan fairly well: 'Twas the night before Christmas aboard the Black Sark
./Not a creature was stirrin', not even a shark!/The stockin's were stuck to the bowsprit with tar,/In hopes that Sir Peggedy soon would be thar. The pencil and ink illustrations have a vibrant, cluttered humor that is reminiscent of, though not as well executed as, those of Lane Smith. Sir Peg himself is a little hard to make out as a person, but this is a fun addition to the subgenre of wacky adaptations of the classic.–Anne Connor, Los Angeles Public Library
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About the Author
Philip Yates is the co-author of several popular joke and riddle books for Sterling, as well as a playwright who has won a Council of the Arts grant for his work. His first children's picture book received widespread critical praise. Sebastia Serra studied Fine Arts at the Universitat de Barcelona and is the illustrator of numerous picture books. His awards include: a First Award at the International Festival Videomedic '94; the Junceda Prize from the Professional Association of Illustrators of Catalonia and many others.