Some crews aren’t quite like the rest!
Billy’s family is not what you’d call ordinary. His mums won’t listen to NORMAL music. They love to sing sea shanties and dance jigs in the lounge. Their clothes are highly unusual, they have a rude parrot for a pet, and their taste in house design is, well . . . FISHY. Billy wishes his family could be more like everyone else’s. Until a swashbuckling adventure changes everything!
Little pirate fans can climb aboard and sail the high seas in this tale of an eventful maritime school trip. Perfect for introducing young children to the idea that families come in lots of shapes and sizes in a fun way, it’s a swashbuckling LGBTQ+ adventure.
With main character mums who are strong, kind, and clever, this laugh-out-loud picture book (with optional sea shanties!) will help children understand that being different is what makes you special and that all families arrrrre worth telling stories about.
‘Perfect for anyone who’s ever felt a bit different!’, Sue Mongredian, author
‘The fiesty female characters are everything I want myself – and my girls – to live up to.’ Anna Whitehouse, Heart Radio DJ
‘A joyful explosion of a book’, Louie Stowell, author of The Dragon in the Library
About the author and illustrator
Jodie Lancet-Grant is a Communications Director at Pan Macmillan, a publisher of non-fiction books for adults. When Jodie’s twin daughters were three, they started noticing that their family, with two mums, was different from other people’s. Jodie decided to write a book with two mums so that her daughters could see families like theirs in picture books.
Lydia Corry studied painting at the Royal College of Art. Her first book, Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror by Natasha Farrant, was nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2021. She has illustrated several picture books.