- Published: San Diego : Harcourt, 2003.
- Year Published: 2003
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 470
- 0152018484 :
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How I became a pirate
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Call number: E LON
Available Copies: Downtown Youth PicBks, Malletts Youth Picture Books, Traverwood Youth PicBks, West Youth Picture Books
Jeremy Jacob joins Braid Beard and his pirate crew and finds out about pirate language, pirate manners, and other aspects of their life.
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Long’s rhyming words and the lesson that is told through this adventure are an absolute delight, as are David Shannon’s illustrations, which depict over-the-top, colorful, cartoon pirates with pronounced features. The pirates look grungy, but goofy at the same time. Braid Beard’s beard is actually braided, some of the pirates have “mom” tattoos, and one sports two eye-patches (neither of which he needs). There are always pirates popping up on each page, and at one point they are all on the border of the page looking at the reader, making you feel like Jeremy must have felt when he was talking to them and they were all staring down at him. The crew always repeats what Braid Beard says, making for a fun read-aloud. The conclusion of the book brings everything full-circle, as Jeremy practices soccer in his “Pirates” jersey. This high-seas adventure is best suited for grades K-4.
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