How To Be a Pirate by Sue Fliess is reviewed by MaryAnne Locher.
Yo Ho, mateys! When digging through a pile of books I’ve yet to review, I uncovered a buried treasure.
How to Be a Pirate (Golden Books, $3.99, also available in eBook, Ages 2-5) by Sue Fliess with illustrations by Nikki Dyson, shines like a piece of eight. Fliess, like the pirates in her latest picture book, can walk the walk (no planks, please!) and talk the talk, showing us how contagious rhyme can be when done properly.
Not a pirate?
Don’t know how?
Ye can learn to be one now!
Sing a shanty,
Do a jig in pirate pants
Dyson’s illustrations practically dance off the pages with the use of bright colors and details that will have your little scallywags crying, “Read it again!” But you won’t mind. There are so many discoveries to be made on every page. Eye-patches and bandanas, hooks and parrots, a treasure map and a pirate’s jig are some of the highlights of what will Aaargh-uably be a favorite on your bookshelf.
Here are links to our reviews of some of Sue Fliess’s other books.