Jeremy Jacob joins Braid Beard and his pirate crew and finds out about pirate language, pirate manners, and other aspects of their life.Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.
Word Count: 958
Book Level: 3.1
CHILDREN: My son loves saying each phrase the crew repeats after Braid Beard. "And I didn't even bother to ask about a good-night kiss." He liked that line, too.
PARENTS: Full of fun. Teaches manners (but not really) in an oh, so subtle way. Involves sand-castle building, treasures of gold, reading, brushing teeth, goodnight kisses, bedtime rituals, imagination, and lots of play. It's lots of fun to read in a pirate-y tone of voice. Aargghh!
TEACHERS: Can you say vocabulary lesson? Landlubber, scurvy dog, bellowed, hatch, hearties, swabbing the decks, Jolly Roger, yonder, etc. So much fun! Could teach plot and story, too.
WRITERS: I'm looking forward to taking a closer look at the dialogue tags used in this one. And a map of the plot points.
Enjoy! And keep on keepin' on...