Wee Society

How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long and David Shannon

In celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day, here's one of our favorite pirate reads. A boy playing on the beach spots a pirate ship and joins Capt. Braid Beard's crew. And because nobody tells pirates to go to bed, or take a bath, or brush their teeth, he decides he'd like to be a pirate forever. Until bedtime, when the boy learns that "pirates don't tuck." (On the ship there are no stories, no goodnight kisses.) So the little boy cleverly finds his way back home. It's a fun, imaginative read that makes our kids roar "scurvy dog" and "up yonder pole!"