Released June 2021

Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book

FREE on KindleUnlimited, £3.99 eBook, £7.99 paperback

47 pages


Book Synopsis:

It’s the first day of the summer holidays and what better way to celebrate the end of school than a beach party? There’ll be jam tarts, buns, apples, cheese sandwiches, pizza, ice cream, orange juice, oh, and something else, too- an extra strong, industrial strength, elephant-proof bouncy castle for a very special guest! Join Eddie the Elephant and Jackie as they head for Bakewell Beach, the home of the legendary pirate, Henry Slade.

My Review:

5 out of 5

I brought my daughter Eddie the Elephant and the Birthday Party for Easter and she has read it so many times since. She loves it. She thinks Eddie is hilarious, as are his shenanigans, and she loves to despise the villain of the story. So she was very excited when Eddie the Elephant and the Pirate Treasure was posted through the door. 

We’ve read it a few times ad she adores it completely.  Her review “I like it the same as the first book but Eddie is funnier in this book isn’t he, and the baddie is more mischievous. I love this story mommy”. 

As we were reading the books she identified the villain as the same one in the first book, which she loved. She expressed concern over Eddie’s ‘accidents’ and she told them that letting Eddie on that bouncy castle was not a good idea… she was right.  “See mommy, I said it wasn’t a good idea”.

This review mainly comes from my daughter who could not love this book more.  She is able to read it independently, but she prefers mommy to do the silly voices, so most of the time I read it to her.  She loves the illustrations and whenever I’m reading the book to her, she sits close enough to see the pictures and laugh along.

We can’t wait to see what Eddie gets up to next.

I highly recommend this book as a story that children will enjoy and will re-read over and over.

Perfect for children (I’d give an age range of 4-7) who enjoy:

  • Funny Tales
  • Stories about animals
  • Relatable and funny characters
  • Colourful and adorable pictures

My ratings:

  • Easy to read: 5 out of 5
  • Characters: 5 out of 5
  • Story idea: 5 out of 5
  • Length: 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 5 out of 5

About the Author:

Colin Ridyard, the author, lives in Wales with his family and works as an academic researcher and occasionally as a teacher too.

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If you’ve read this book, I’d love to hear your thoughts. 


Take Care, x


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