Books by Philip Yates

A PIRATE'S TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Philip Yates
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Avast, me hearties! Here be another bonny piratical parody ready for the readin' to the young'uns at the Christmas season. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The pirate cabin boy who narrated A Pirate's Night Before Christmas (2008) returns with this sequel, another witty parody of a holiday classic. Read full book review >
A PIRATE’S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Philip Yates
POETRY
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"In the manner of many a pirate character, however, Sir Peggedy has a peg leg, an eye patch and a hook replacing one hand like Captain Hook, piratical literary conventions that may be seen as making light of legitimate disabilities. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Yo-ho, ho, ho, ye landlubbers! Read full book review >
TEN LITTLE MUMMIES by Philip Yates
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"And the misadventures here will draw chortles from young readers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
" ‘This is the pits!' / said a mummy one day, / ‘I am bored stiff— / let's go outside and PLAY!' " Ten little mummies venture out of their "dreary old tomb" for a day of heatstroke, sudden winds, and encounters with various predators, all of which whittle their number down one by one. Read full book review >