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Cover Art: The Best Pirate
The Best Pirate
By Sue Mongredien
Illustrated by Dan Taylor
Barron’s, 2016, ISBN 978-1-4380-0948-3, US $7.99 / CAN $9.50  

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Bravery, cleverness, and expert swimming make pirates Dave, Nell, and Giles great pirates. Pirate Paul is eager, but there’s not much for him to do because he’s so small. When his mates go ashore to search for treasure, Paul has to stay behind. He does little tasks to spiff up their pirate ship until he realizes his friends have been gone a very long time. A mighty roar alerts Paul that Dave, Nell, and Giles are in serious trouble and without a second thought he sets in motion a plan to save them.

This book includes a pirate hat, eye patch, and treasure so young pirates can act out this rhyming adventure. Paul’s ingenious plan proves that sometimes thinking of a solution may be the best way to resolve a problem. His willingness to go the extra mile may even nudge young pirates into helping out around their own pirate environs. The large and colorful illustrations draw readers’ eyes to each page, while the boldface words signal when to shout. The Best Pirate is great fun for young pirates and will bring smiles to their parents as they read this tale of how a small pirate makes a big difference.

 

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