Captain Monty Takes The Plunge by Jennifer Mook-sangCaptain Monty Takes The Plunge by Jennifer Mook-sang

Captain Monty Takes The Plunge

byJennifer Mook-sangIllustratorLiz Starin

Picture Books | October 3, 2017

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Monty the Malodorous is a daring pirate. He is brave. He is bold. He is feared by all who sail the six or seven seas. But Monty has a secret: he can't swim. He never goes into the ocean --- and he never takes a bath. ?Real pirates don't bathe. Yar-har-har!? he says. But things change when he meets a mermaid named Meg. ?Monty's heart went ka-thunk. He tumbled head over boot heels in love.? And, one day, when Meg's life is put into peril, Monty realizes he's the only one who can jump into the ocean to save her. Monty is faced with a terrible dilemma: is his love strong enough to overcome his fear?

This is engaging, heartwarming and funny picture book tale is told with originality by Jennifer Mook-Sang. Children will love Monty the pirate (who's actually a dog!), and readers with their own fears of learning to swim will relate to his difficulties. Young children will also be delighted by the idea of not having to take a bath! The childlike style of Liz Starin's illustrations add a freshness to the story, as does the non-conformist mermaid she's created --- perfect for her character. Meg is a voracious reader who knows all the best fishing spots and teaches Monty how to set course by the constellations. This playful book is an excellent choice for story time, reinforcing themes of self-discovery and personal development, as well as character education lessons on courage.
Jennifer Mook-sang grew up in Guyana and moved to Canada when she was fourteen. She lived an ordinary life searching for treasure until her first novel, Speechless, was published in 2015. Jennifer lives in Burlington, Ontario.Liz Starin is an illustrator, writer, programmer and former swim instructor. She has swum in mountain streams, ...
Title:Captain Monty Takes The PlungeFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 10.38 × 9.25 × 0.5 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771386266

ISBN - 13:9781771386265


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious A great read about adventure, the high seas and conquering one's fear in the name of love.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Facing fear with fun and a fox Courage comes in the form of a fox named Monty who will tackle his fear in order to save his crush. Mook-Sang is always hilarious. Don't forget to pick up her middle grade novel Speechless, especially for your kids who hate oral presentations.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully written and illustrated! Kids will love this high-seas adventure and the adorable illustrations will have both children and adults alike following along with Monty's adventure with their nose pressed close to the page :) Great book!
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommended! If you're looking for a picture book that gives belly laughs, moves you, is brilliantly illustrated and educational, look no further...absolutely love it!
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from True love conquers fear When Monty the pirate falls in love with a mermaid, his secret is revealed. He can not swim. Meg is not impressed with Monty until he faces his fear and jumps in the water to save her. This cute love story has a twist. The mermaid saves Monty, and she teaches him how to swim.
Date published: 2017-08-28

Editorial Reviews

Above-parrrrrr imaginings.-Kirkus Reviews