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... show more
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. (20030901)
Publish date: September 1st 2003
Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.
Pages no: 44
Edition language: English
This is a cute little story that I'm positive that your kindergartens will love! With this book I would go with a writing lesson. I would tell the students to think of what kind of treasure they would have if they were pirates. I would tell them to tell what is in their treasure box then draw a pict...
I loved this book growing up. I cannot really see any substantial activities being paired with this book, but you could possibly read it during a lesson on pirates. The book is just very funny. David Shannon has some wonderful books to fill a classroom library with and this is one of them. Students ...
A story of a boy and his crazy adventure on a ship full as pirates. They set off to bury the treasure but as the journey continues the little boy begins to realize the importance of his family. I would use this book to teach sequence of events. Students can determine the order of events and the mood...
I let my son pick out a new book to celebrate the end of the school year (at 3.75, he just finished his first year of Montessori Pre-K), and this was his pick. Good choice, kiddo. This is the gorgeously illustrated story of Jeremy Jacob, who is building a sandcastle on the beach when a band of pirat...
The kiddos (& their parents) love this one. A boy at the beach encounters pirates, becomes a pirate for a day, and finds he'd rather be a little boy at home. A great book to read aloud - I admit to having a whole lotta fun performing Braid Beard's lines.