Pirate Mom by Deborah UnderwoodPirate Mom by Deborah Underwood

Pirate Mom

byDeborah UnderwoodIllustratorStephen Gilpin

Paperback | May 23, 2006

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Join Pete, whose mom has been hypnotized to believe she's actually a pirate, on his adventure to get his mom to remember who she really is!

Yo ho ho! Pete loves pirates, but his mom thinks they are rude and messy. Then Pete and his mom go to see the Amazing Marco, and Marco hypnotizes Pete’s mom into thinking she’s a pirate! Now Pete’s mom won’t behave. She chases the neighbors. She steals underwear off other people’s clotheslines. She’s even flying the Jolly Roger over the house. Pete has to find the Amazing Marco. He wants his real mom back!
Deborah Underwood is the author of numerous fiction books for children, including A Balloon for Isabel, Pirate Mom, Part-Time Princess, and the New York Times bestsellers Here Comes the Easter Cat, The Quiet Book, and The Loud Book. She has written more than 25 nonfiction books for children, and her work has appeared in National Geogra...
Title:Pirate MomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.16 inPublished:May 23, 2006Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375833234

ISBN - 13:9780375833236

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny Pirate Story Having never heard of author or illustrator I had no high expectations of this easy reader beginning chapter book.  I was therefore pleasantly surprised to find a fun, imaginative story with a message for both the child and the parent.  The art is also humorous and of the cartoon show quality.  When Pete wishes his mom would play pirates with him he gets way more than he expected after she is hypnotized into believing she is one.  Pete comes out realizing he'd better be careful what he wishes for and thankful for the mum he does have, not the one he wishes for.  Parents themselves can take note to remember that of course you must play with your children but remember to be their parent, not their friend.  If the messages don't hit you, it's still a funny story seeing mom getting into pirate escapades that she is going to have a lot of explaining to do for tomorrow!
Date published: 2013-11-25