Pirates are unruly
and Pirates love to fight,
but Pirates still say "please" and "thanks"
'cause Pirates are polite.
Pirates may duel and plunder booty, but when they do so, they are polite! The fun, rhyming text shows Pirates' rowdy activities and teaches manners. If Pirates can be polite, surely young readers can, too!
Mutinous manners and piratical politeness are the name of the game in this swashbuckling story. It might surprise readers to hear that pirates are the positive pinnacle of politeness, but it's true! ....Catrow lends his considerable talents to the tale....
Demas and Roehrig, the mother-daughter team behind the recent Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle?, establish a playful, singsong rhythm as they jump between bad behavior and good. . . Catrow’s caricatures will keep many readers giggling as these scallywags try—more or less—to mind their manners.
-- Publisher’s Weekly
Children’s books usually have a dual mission — to engage young readers, but inform them as well. This new picture book fulfills that mission with gusto and fun.... This book’s illustrations, by David Catrow, embody the message of the book. Catrow’s pirates and parrots explode off the page, but somehow they always look approachable and even (although one would never want to hurt the pirates’ feelings by telling them this) rather sweet.
--The Recorder (Greenfield, MA)
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David Catrow is the award-winning illustrator of numerous books for children, including Monster Mash, the Max Spaniel series, Take Me Out of the Bathrub and Other Silly Dilly Songs, and Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon. He lives with his wife, Debbie, and their dogs.
For more about David visit his website, www.catrow.com