Friday, April 06, 2007

Book Review

Pirates Don't Change Diapers

by David Shannon

This great book is a the sequel to How I Became a Pirate by David Shannon. There is no doubt that pirates are big right now. Besides the popular Pirates of the Caribbean movies, kids just love pirates (and so do adults). Backyardigans has a great episode about being pirates. Of course some people think that we shouldn't encourage kids to be like pirates...they are known for raping and pillaging...but come on...let's focus on the fun! Eye patches, hooks for hands, sailing, peg legs, great clothes, parrots, and, the best, pirate-talk! (my kids, and husband, walk around saying Sarrrrrsgarrrrrd constantly). These books take all the fun and put it with great illustrations for a fantastic read.

This book takes place awhile after Jeremy Jacob returns from his time with Braid Beard and his crew. This time, the crew needs to find their treasure but first they must help Jeremy take care of his baby sister.

The illustrations are deep and rich with so many details that every time you read it, you will find new laughs. The language, filled with pirate slang, is simple and easily gets the story across, although it is a bit wordy for our youngest. The story is great for anyone with a baby in the house. Our 3yo loves to laugh about how he thinks you should babysit. Overall, it is just fun.

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