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Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!

19 Sep

Ahoy there! Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day. And what better day than to talk about a book with a nautical theme and a search for Captain Kidd’s treasure!


Fish Finelli: Seagullls Don;t Eat Pickles  by E. S. Farber is illustrated by Jason Beene. This is a fun adventure mystery. While the strong plot concerns Fish and his friends hunting for lost pirate treasure, the book’s greatest strength is its character development; not just Fish, but his friends and family and other minor characters as well. It has a gentle sense of humor that keeps things light and sporadic sidebars with factoids that don’t seem either intrusive or patronizing.

This would make a great elementary read aloud. But be warned, some of the humor is very much the way 3rd & 4th grade boys talk. Heres an example: When Roger finds out that librarian Mr. E. Mann may have the treasure map, he cleverly observes, “Whoa! The librarian’s got the booty!” Argh!

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