Captain James Cook loved to sail. He loved making maps (he was very good
at it, too) and he particularly loved shiny buttons. In this charming
picture book, little ones can celebrate the life of a great mariner and
Join Miss Batts and her class as they tell
the story of Captain Cook with a humorous and whimsical school play
that’s sure to engage the very young. We see the class act out the story
of Cook: as a boy watching ships on the horizon, sailing to Canada,
then to Tahiti and on to New South Wales (spot the escaping chicken in
each of the scenes!). Kids will discover that Captain Cook was the first
European to cross the Antarctic Circle and they’ll also learn that on
his final journey, he never came home again.
and teachers will smile at the familiar set-up of the chaotic school
play and the inventive props, and enjoy eavesdropping on the audience as
they interact with the performance. At the back of the book, walk
through ‘Cook’s Gallery’ and see real life paintings of Cook, his ship
and his travels.