Monday, January 7, 2008

How I Became a Pirate

This is part two of the SPECIAL DOUBLE POST. Read the one below this first.

How I Became a Pirate, by Melinda Long, is a raucous book that imagines what life might be like as a pirate, with none of those adult rules. Pirates enlist the help of young Jeremy Jacob to help find a place to bury their treasure. At first he thinks pirate life is fun. You don't have to eat spinach or go to bed at a certain time. But he eventually realizes it's also lonely and scary.

David Shannon does the illustrations (remember Duck on a Bike?), and there is a sequel called Pirates Don't Change Diapers. Other great pirate books are:

Everything I Know About Pirates by Tom Lichtenheld
Edward and the Pirates by David McPhail

The worst storytime I ever did was about pirates. The kids had no idea what I was talking about. The subject was more suited for 1st grade. But that was years ago, before Pirates of the Carribean. So we don't have to worry about that anymore.

Let's end with a coupe pirate jokes.

How does a pirate get around town?
In his caaaaaaaaar.

Why doesn't the pirate walk?
It's too faaaaaaaar.

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