Rating: 4 stars
Second nerdy confession of the day: It amuses me greatly to pick up our "on-hold" books at the library before I get the email notifying me that they are there, ready to be picked up. But that's what happened yesterday when we went to the library--this book was waiting for us, pre-notification email! I know, I know...cheap thrills.
If your child is into pirates, this is a great book to buy. Or, if you just like reading books in a pirate accent ("aaarrgh!"), this is a great book to read. The words and the illustrations are bright and lively and funny and clever.
|But he hopped in his sleigh, to his team gave a roar:|
"It's time to return to the briny deep floor!"
Anchors an' hornpipes an' cackle-fruit eggs,We had a lot of fun imagining a plank in our stockings on Christmas morning! The narrator of the tale gets a special gift: a map to a treasure "where X-mas marks the spot!"
Pearls an' red sashes for Bonnie an' Meg.
A cauldron for Cook filled with pieces of shank,
And just for the Cap'n a shiny new plank.
Another great version of the classic tale... Merry Christmas, me buckos, an' a Happy New Year!