Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell, author and illustrator respectively of upcoming children’s book Pirate Stew, will be marking International Talk Like A Pirate Day today by sharing marvelously silly and gloriously entertaining pirate speak ‘how tos’ via their social channels.
Pirate Stew is a tale of pirates, flying ships, doughnut feasts and some rather magical stew that is perfect for all pirates, both young and old.
With a deliciously rhyming text by Neil Gaiman and spellbinding illustrations by the supremely talented Chris Riddell, three-times-winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, Pirate Stew is the picture book of the year.
Neil and Chris have created some original animations in the same vein for International Talk Like A Pirate Day, teaching everyone the history and pronunciation of classics such as ‘hearties’, ‘maties’ and ‘ahoy!’.
The campaign launches, Saturday September 19th across Neil and Chris’s social media channels: