Who likes bears? Everyone likes bears. Which is a good thing because this book features a startling big one called Padlock, who is as tall as 40 hamsters and weighs as much as nineteen thousand grapes. It’s up to Polly and Friday to help him escape the clutches of Mr Gum and Billy William. Not easy to do when for at least a couple of chapters they are held captive on a ship by an absolute crazer called Captain Brazil. It’s time to man the rigging and lick the ropes!