This Month Previous Author Title Source Age Genre Format Diversity LGBTA Portfolio

Recent posts

Month in review

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
A Bit Lost (Little Owl Lost) by Chris Haughton
Black Juice by Margo Lanagan
Bride of the Rat God by Barbara Hambly
Cat Tale by Michael Hall
Crow Boy by Taro Yashima
Flu by Wayne Simmons
Freddy Goes to Florida by Walter R. Brooks
Fullmetal Alchemist 20 by Hiromu Arakawa
Getting Rid of Matthew by Jane Fallon
Go, Dog. Go! by P. D. Eastman
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Hot Rod Hamster! by Cynthia Lord
The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson
Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent by Lauren Child
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to Sleep? by Bill Martin Jr.
The Last Train by Gordon M. Titcomb
Little Owl's Night by Divya Srinivasan
The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
The Maze of Bones (audio) by Rick Riordan
Mostly Monsterly by Tammi Sauer
Pirate vs. Pirate by Mary Quattlebaum
Sacré Bleu by Christopher Moore
Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na
The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan
Teeth, Tails & Tentacles by Christopher Wormell
The Three Weissmanns of Westport (audio) by Cathleen Schine
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
Vanished by Sheela Chari

Century of Reading
Reading Presently
Mount TBR 2013
Reading Presently

Previous month

Reading Challenges

Library Challenge

Canadian Books 8
July - June 2015

Comments for Pirate vs. Pirate

Pirate vs. Pirate 01/29/13

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)When my husband needed a break from telling his own pirate bedtime story, I read Pirate vs. Pirate by Mary Quattlebaum to the kids.

Bad Bart is the worst of the Atlantic pirates and Mean Mo monopolizes the Pacific. Having run out of others to terrorize, both pirates set out to meet and beat the other. What they don't realize is that they are evenly matched in all their skills. Days and days (maybe even months) of competitions prove this beyond a doubt that they are equally bad and mean and filthy rich pirates.

Most of the book is taken up with their lengthy competitions. The competitions are as silly and overdone as Shark vs Train by Chris Barton. The humor also reminded of the old Monkey Island games (which my children have recently started playing).

It's good piratey fun. I'd recommend it for story time the next time Talk Like a Pirate day rolls around (September 19).

Four stars

Other posts and reviews:

| | |

Comments (0)


Email (won't be posted):
Blog URL: