Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - There Was An Old Pirate Who Swallowed A Map

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Book Review - There Was An Old Pirate Who Swallowed A Map

There Was An Old Pirate Who Swallowed A Map

About the Book
There was an old pirate who swallowed a map. I don't know why she swallowed a map--ARGH!--but it wasn't a trap!

Scholastic's bestselling OLD LADY is starring in a brand-new adventure series that will make you laugh AND learn! In this new spin-off, the OLD LADY turns into an OLD PIRATE who travels across the seas, swallowing a map . . . and a rope, and a sword, and a spyglass, and an anchor, and a flag, and a treasure. . . Why? Well, it was a pleasure to swallow that treasure!

Two new characters lead the reader through this hilarious adventure while exchanging some awesome facts about life on the open seas for a light take on nonfiction that's perfect for this age. With expanded back matter about life on a ship and a search-and-find game at the end, this OLD PIRATE definitely has sea legs!

My Take on the Book
In this funny story our infamous old lady transforms here into an old pirate swallowing all things that would be found on a pirate ship: map, anchor, line, spyglass, etc. Two children are her companions on her ship and comment on how they can continue on their journey to locate the treasure. There are humorous illustrations by Jared Lee, filled with lots of interesting details. The author writes in rhyme which makes the text fun to read. At the end of the book is a glossary of terms for the items used on the pirate ship and a search and find game for the reader to enjoy. This will be a story to delight your child and read often.

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