How I Became a Pirate

How I Became a Pirate

Pirates have green teeth—when they have any teeth at all. I know about pirates, because one day, when I was at the beach building a sand castle and minding my own business, a pirate ship sailed into view.So proclaims Jeremy Jacob, a boy who joins Captain Braid Beard and his crew in this witty look at the finer points of pirate life by the Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator David Shannon and the storyteller Melinda Long. Jeremy learns how to say “scurvy dog,” sing sea chanteys, and throw food . . . but he also learns that there are no books or good night kisses on board: “Pirates don’t tuck.” A swashbuckling adventure with fantastically silly, richly textured illustrations that suit the story to a T.

Title:How I Became a Pirate
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780152018481
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    How I Became a Pirate Reviews

  • Laura

    so cute! This is a bedtime favorite around our house....

  • Alisha

    Funny and an instant classic. The illustrations are brilliant and border on the grotesque. Great for K-2. ...

  • Maxym

    "This is a really good children's book for, like, toddlers. It was good how he explained the pirates, and in some parts it was really funny."...

  • Angela Ball

    (KidLit ED204 category: illustrator project)"How I Became a Pirate" is written by Melinda Long and illustrated by David Shannon. This is an adorable book about how Jeremy Jacob became a pirate! The il...

  • Stacy  Natal

    The group I read it to loved the story, the illustrations, the tried and true pirate phrases, and especially the parts where all the crew pirates (and the class) chime in together. ...

  • Tonya

    I really liked this book as I was reading it to my son. He actually likes a pirate show that comes on TV so I knew he would be able to relate to the book and understand what a pirate was. The author u...

  • Nancy

    What little boy would not love a pirate adventure – and little Jeremy Jacob sees an adventure of a lifetime when a pirate ship shows up on North Beach just as he is building a sandcastle.With his pa...

  • Kristie

    This is one of my grandson's favorite books. He asks me to read it to him almost every time he visits. My grandson loves where they end up burying the treasure and Jeremy's soccer team name, as well a...

  • Amy Poulin

    Braid Beard and his crew show up at Jeremy Jacobs house ready for an adventure. Jeremy decides to go on an adventure with the pirates. At first he loves being a pirate no veggies and all the freedom, ...

  • Kat

    Basic Plot: Jeremy Jacob becomes a pirate and has some fun, but misses some of his favorite things about non-pirate life.This was a really fun book to read to my little guy. With a decent pirate accen...