Pirates Don't Change Diapers

Hardcover | February 28, 2007

byMelinda LongIllustratorDavid Shannon

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When the pirate crew turns up at Jeremy Jacob's house and accidentally wakes his baby sister, that wee scallywag howls louder than a storm on the high seas. Sure, there's buried treasure to be found, but nobody's digging up anything until Bonney Anne quits her caterwauling. So, quicker than you can say scurvy dog," Braid Beard and his swashbuckling pirates become . . . babysitters? Blimey!This hilarious companion to How I Became a Pirate reveals that minding the nursery can be even more terrifying than walking the plank - especially if you're a pirate. "

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When the pirate crew turns up at Jeremy Jacob's house and accidentally wakes his baby sister, that wee scallywag howls louder than a storm on the high seas. Sure, there's buried treasure to be found, but nobody's digging up anything until Bonney Anne quits her caterwauling. So, quicker than you can say scurvy dog," Braid Beard and his...

MELINDA LONG is a teacher and the author of the award-winning bestseller How I Became a Pirate. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina. DAVID SHANNON is the illustrator of many popular picture books, including How I Became a Pirate. His numerous awards include a Caldecott Honor for No, David! He lives in Burbank, Californ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:44 pages, 11.24 × 8.9 × 0.38 inPublished:February 28, 2007Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0152053530

ISBN - 13:9780152053536

Appropriate for ages: 4

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PreSchool-Grade 3-Another flight of piratical fancy with young Jeremy Jacob and the motley crew from How I Became a Pirate (Harcourt, 2003). Jeremy Jacob, supposed-to-be babysitter, is distracted from keeping an eye on his snoozing sister by the boisterous, baby-wakening arrival of Captain Braid Beard and his men, who have come in search of the treasure formerly entrusted to our suburban buccaneer. They need his help to find their loot, and he needs their help to mind Bonney Anne. Unfortunately, pirates are unfamiliar with nappies, and num-nums, and naptimes, so there are a lot of funny faux pas and hysterical, histrionic looks-particularly when it's discovered that the baby's made a snack of the all-important X-marks-the-spot map. All's well that ends well, though: the brigands' booty is recovered, and their reward to Jeremy Jacob will become the birthday gift he wraps up for his mom. Long's dialogue makes for a rollicking read-aloud, and Shannon's signature artwork is a vibrant concoction of rowdy colors; Magoo-eyed, snaggle-toothed characters; and a baby who bears an unsettling resemblance to Alfred E. Newman. Yo-ho-ho!-Kathy Krasniewicz, Perrot Library, Old Greenwich, CT