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Pirate Mom by Deborah Underwood
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Pirate Mom (2006)

by Deborah Underwood

Other authors: Stephen Gilpin (Illustrator)

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Having never heard of author or illustrator I had no high expectations of this easy reader beginning chapter book. I was therefore pleasantly surprised to find a fun, imaginative story with a message for both the child and the parent. The art is also humorous and of the cartoon show quality. When Pete wishes his mom would play pirates with him he gets way more than he expected after she is hypnotized into believing she is one. Pete comes out realizing he'd better be careful what he wishes for and thankful for the mum he does have, not the one he wishes for. Parents themselves can take note to remember that of course you must play with your children but remember to be their parent, not their friend. If the messages don't hit you, it's still a funny story seeing mom getting into pirate escapades that she is going to have a lot of explaining to do for tomorrow! ( )
  ElizaJane | Nov 25, 2013 |
Uh-oh! Pete's mom has turned into a pirate! What will we do? ( )
  scote23 | Mar 30, 2013 |
At a hypnotism show, Pete asks the Amazing Marco to make his mother think she's a pirate, but when the hypnotist has to leave suddenly, nautically-themed mayhem ensues!

This easy reader is acceptably funny and engaging. The dialogue is snappy and the action moves along quickly. The fresh plot makes Pirate Mom a good recommendation for young elementary students looking for something to read on their own. ( )
  megmcg624 | Oct 27, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375833234, Paperback)

Yo ho ho! Pete loves pirates, but his mom thinks they are rude and messy. Then Pete and his mom go to see the Amazing Marco, and Marco hypnotizes Pete’s mom into thinking she’s a pirate! Now Pete’s mom won’t behave. She chases the neighbors. She steals underwear off other people’s clotheslines. She’s even flying the Jolly Roger over the house. Pete has to find the Amazing Marco. He wants his real mom back!

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When a hypnotist convinces Pete's mother that she is a pirate, Pete tries to find a way to turn her back into a regular parent.

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