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Pirate Peter and the Pig (International Talk Like a Pirate Day)

Arrr!  International Talk Like a Pirate Day be on 19 September—and that be today! So be practising yer best pirate-speak and don’t be swabbing any decks, me hearties!

Here be a pirate book for ye to enjoy.

Pirate Peter and the Pig by Simon Grant, ill. Jenny Cooper, Scholastic NZ, ISBN 9781869439408

A review copy of this book was sent to us by the publisher.

Pirate Peter and the Pig (cover)Peter is a pirate who goes into a pet shop to buy a parrot. The pet shop owner doesn’t have any parrots—she offers him a pig instead. Peter is not sure a pirate should be walking about with a pig on his shoulder. And then the pet shop owner suggests Peter would look more like a pirate with an eye patch. She doesn’t have an eye patch, but she suggests he try something else from her shop …

This is a very funny picture book. The story gets sillier and sillier and poor Pirate Peter can’t escape from the enthusiastic and helpful pet shop owner.The illustrations show Peter getting more and more frustrated. But the pig is really enjoying himself!

Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day! (Do you have any favourite pirate-y books?)

Author:

Rebecca Newman is a children's writer and poet, and the editor of the Australian children's literary blog, Alphabet Soup. rebeccanewman.net.au.

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