Sunday, September 25, 2016

How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long & Illustrated by David Shannon

My Bookish Itinerary: Cutie Pie's Shelf Children's Book Review

Title: How I Became a Pirate

Author: Melinda Long
Illustrator: David Shannon
Length: 44 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Classification: Children's Book
Release Date: September 1, 2003
Source: Library Book
Pirates have green teeth—when they have any teeth at all. I know about pirates, because one day, when I was at the beach building a sand castle and minding my own business, a pirate ship sailed into view.So proclaims Jeremy Jacob, a boy who joins Captain Braid Beard and his crew in this witty look at the finer points of pirate life by the Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator David Shannon and the storyteller Melinda Long. Jeremy learns how to say “scurvy dog,” sing sea chanteys, and throw food . . . but he also learns that there are no books or good night kisses on board: “Pirates don’t tuck.” A swashbuckling adventure with fantastically silly, richly textured illustrations that suit the story to a T. 

Cutie Pie is 9 years old & Cutie Pie #2 is 5 years old

First Thoughts:

Cutie Pie: I think it is a great story.

Cutie Pie #2: I liked it.

What is this book about?

Cutie Pie #1: About a boy who became a pirate. 

Cutie Pie #2: About how he became a pirate.

What was your favorite part of the story?

Cutie Pie: When they made a map to the treasure. I liked where they buried the treasure.

Cutie Pie #2: That he became a pirate.

Why did you like it?

Cutie Pie: Because it was kind of funny.

Cutie Pie #2: Because he got to go on the pirate ship.

Is there anything you didn't like about this book?

Cutie Pie: No, I think it was great.

Cutie Pie #2: I liked all of it.

Do you like the illustrations?

Cutie Pie: I think they are also great.

Cutie Pie #2: I liked all of the illustrations.

Who do you think will like this book?

Cutie Pie: Everyone!

Cutie Pie #2: Every little kid.


Cutie Pie:

Cutie Pie #2

How I Became a Pirate is a fun adventure where a little boy learns all about what life is like as a pirate. This is a fun and interesting story that made my girls laugh a lot. Seeing Jeremy Jacob find out all the fun and not so fun things about being a pirate is very entertaining. The pictures are amazing, very detailed and colorful. This is a fun book to read with children.

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