Hokey Pokey Pirates by Peyton King


The editor sent me a copy (pdf format) in exchange for an honest review.


My rating:  5  of  5  stars

(by Goodreads)

Available as an e-book download now, and soon to be released in paperback, Hokey Pokey Pirates is a children’s picture book written by a child. She was inspired to write this story based on her relationship with her brothers.

Charlie and Lexie go outside to play on the trampoline while their mom cooks supper and end up on an exciting high seas adventure in which they learn that not all treasure is made of gold.


Genre(s):  Children’s (1-10), Humour

Series:  –

Length:  26 pages

Release Date:  2015-07-03



“You do the Hokey Pokey and turn yourself around,” sang Lexie at the top of her voice. She was so loud that Charlie thought for sure she could be heard all across the world.


My Opinion

This book introduces you to Lexie and Charlie and – the Hokey Pokey!

With Hokey Pokey Pirates, Peyton King has created a funny story for children aged 1-10. The story and the lovely illustrations will appeal to all children. The characters are adorable – lovingly presented. The story has a very pleasant flow and – the Hokey Pokey is infectious. Hokey Pokey Pirates is a very enjoyable read – not only for children.

This is an enjoyable and fun adventure story for children aged 1-10.

Highly recommended.

In brief:

Writing Great
Plot Some twists
Mood Funny
Pace Steady
Characters n.a.
Violence No violence
Sexual content No sexual content
POV Third person


About the author

Peyton King wrote Hokey Pokey pirates when she was 9 years old, and at the age of 14 dusted it off, did some revisions, asked for help with editing, and sought a publisher. Peyton lives in Mississippi.

Peyton is currently a freshmen in high school, age 15.  Peyton writes what she sees around her.

Peyton writes poetry and song lyric. She is currently writing and composing her newest song.


On Amazon:

Amazon (US):  buy link


Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Hokey Pokey Pirates?  Or – if you did not yet read Hokey Pokey Pirates  – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If Hokey Pokey Pirates was filmed or to be put on stage – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂



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