Author(s): Melinda Long
A heave-ho, high-seas adventure and activity book inspired by the bestselling picture books How I Became a Pirate and Pirates Don't Change Diapers written by Melinda Long and illustrated David Shannon.
This 36-page, full-color activity book includes:
• Temporary pirate tattoos
• Instructions to make a pirate hat, pirate eye patch, and treasure chest
• Puzzles, songs and coloring pages
• “Talk like a pirate” glossary
• Instructions and press-out cards for “Cannonball!” card game
…everything you need to become a pirate yourself!
"Paired with Shannon's energetic acrylics of a colorful crew of pop-eyed, snaggly toothed pirates seen from a variety of zany viewpoints (including upside down) and a small boy who is clearly having the time of his life, this rollicking adventure is sure to be a favorite with the storytime crowd." School Library Journal, Laurie Edwards, West Shore School District, Camp Hill, PA "How I Became a Pirate
"Long's piratical dialogue still delivers a juicy read-aloud: what reader of any age won't relish the opportunity to say "Aargh!" or declare "Rock on!" as the crew does in unison when Braid Beard orders them to rock Bonney Anne to sleep? And Shannon's voluptuously colorful and comic paintings runneth over with comic mayhem, sly details (somehow, the pirates manage to find a pirate show on Jeremy's TV) and no end of goofy expressions. Ages 3-7." Publisher's Weekly "Pirates Don't Change Diapers
Awards for "How I Became a Pirate"
Book Sense Book of the Year
A "Nick Jr. "Best Book of the Year
A "New York Times "#1 Bestseller
A Book Sense National Bestseller
A "Publishers Weekly "Bestseller
A "Los Angeles Times "Bestseller
An ALA Notable Children's Book
A "School Library Journal "Best Book
An IRA-CBC Children's Choice