Pirates Don't Change Diapers
Melinda Long & David Shannon
Harcourt, 2007 (2007)
Reviewed by Hilary Daninhirsch
hiver me timbers! It's another rollicking adventure for Jeremy Jacobs and his crew of pirate friends, first introduced in
How I Became A Pirate
. This time, the pirates visit Jeremy Jacobs in the hopes of finding a missing treasure, but first, they have to deal with Jeremy's baby sister.
om has left Jeremy in charge while both his sister and father are napping, but when Jeremy's sister wakes up from her nap, things get slightly out of control. The pirates end up babysitting, feeding her spinach, rocking her to sleep, only to wake her up again with cheers. The baby, who is referred to as the
, has left them a little treasure of her own in her diaper.
he book is pure fun - don't look for any deeper message. As always, David Shannon graces his illustrations with hilarious detail. The only illustration that threw me was a pretty eerie looking baby skull and two rattles in the shape of crossbones that adorn the back cover.
he language is full of authentic-sounding pirate jargon, complete with
. Even if you don't speak
, you can't help but acquire a Pirate dialect while reading this one out loud.
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