Saturday, August 15, 2009

“Aaargh, Shark!”

I saw this book trailer and couldn’t wait to order The Castaway Pirates from Chronicle Books. It's a pop-up tale of bad luck, sharp teeth, and stinky toes. Stinky toes? Story and pop-ups by Ray Marshall. Illustrations by Wilson Swain.

This picture book is a fun adventure for young readers and a smart purchase. I had such a blast reading the rhyming text. Here's a sample:

With a way-hey-ho, and a derry-derry-o,
this tale I’ll have you know.
The pirate ship “The Stinky Toes”
had a crazy captain, Runny Nose.
He sailed into a storm one day
and put his crew in peril’s way.

Way-hey-ho!

A pirate ship springs a leak and its captain and crew must escape a ferocious shark:


Excellent!

2 comments:

Rena said...

Oh, I love pirate books! Nathan likes sharks, so this should be a good combo for us.

Kimberly Lynn said...

It's even more amazing in person!