Monday, October 9, 2017

2017 Christmas Gift Review & Giveaway - November 9, 2017 - Cap'n Rex & His Clever Crew

I love giving books to the people I love as gifts for Christmas and birthdays - probably because my mom did this when I was growing up. So, when Sterling Children's Books invited me to review a fun new book about dinosaur pirates, I was very happy to say yes! After all, a book which combines dinosaurs and pirates has to be fun!

Cap'n Rex & His Clever Crew
Author - Henry Herz
Illustrator - Benjamin Schipper
Publisher - Sterling Children's Books
Ages - 5-8

Favorite Features -

  • It has a Megalodon in it - what could be better!
  • Wonderful, colorful, fun illustrations
  • Dictionary for fun piraty terms
  • Encourages children to not give up, but to instead think of how to solve challenges
Sterling Children's Books says; "Meet Captain Rex and his band of buccaneers. These dinosaur pirates sail the seven seas in search of buried treasure, but whenever they hit an obstacle—like a giant shark or pea-soup fog—the crew members are quick to say they can’t overcome. To this, Captain Rex just glares with teeth bared and says, 'CAN’T YE?' And, somehow, the crew always comes up with a clever solution. A delightful story about using one’s creativity and individual strengths to solve problems. It will encourage kids everywhere to think and say, 'I can!'"

Cap'n Rex & His Clever Crew is a fun book for children - especially if they are into dinos and fossils. I like how the "Clever Crew" has to use their minds to think and come up with clever solutions to their challenges.

I'm very happy to say, not only did Sterling Children's Books send me one copy of Cap'n Rex & His Clever Crew for me to review, but they are making another available for me to give away (USA only). If you are over the age of 18 and would like to enter this drawing for one Cap'n Rex & His Clever Crew which will be on November 9, 2017, please comment below to share the name of your grandchild's favorite dinosaur - my grandchildren are currently particularly fond of Megalodons.

In addition if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG or at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email you will receive one entry for each of these which you have done. Plus, if you "share" this post, you'll receive another entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win one Cap'n Rex & His Clever Crew and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!


  1. My grandnephew lives both dinosaurs and pirates. His favorite dinosaur is The Rex and his favorite pirate is Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Shared!

  2. My youngest son is a huge dinosaur fan!
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  3. My grands love the dinosaurs on Dinosaur Train!