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Pirates Don't Change Diapers by Melinda Long

Pirates Don't Change Diapers (original 2007; edition 2007)

by Melinda Long

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Title:Pirates Don't Change Diapers
Authors:Melinda Long
Info:Harcourt Children's Books (2007), Hardcover, 44 pages
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Pirates Don't Change Diapers by Melinda Long (Author) (2007)

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38 months - who doesn't like pirates or putting on their best pirate voice? ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
Jeremy Jacob had been left at home with his baby sister Bonney Anne who had been sleeping during the time his mother went to get milk. After Jeremy’s mother had left, old pirate friends knocked on the door in search of their treasure buried in Jeremy’s backyard. The pirates began to yell and woke Bonney Anne. Because the pirates woke Bonney Anne, Jeremy decided they could babysit. The pirates weren’t sure how to babysit, but amongst the crew they made it work. While Bonney Anne was sleeping, the pirates searched in their pockets for the map. They glanced over to where Bonney Anne had been sleeping, and she was gone. After searching around in the house, Jeremy and the pirates found Bonney Anne outside eating the map in the shape of an “X”. Bonney Anne placed the “X” where the treasure was buried. Braid Beard opened the chest, and let Jeremy Jacob choose a prize. Because it had been his mother’s birthday, he chose a green necklace; her favorite color.
The majority of the pages contain a full and/ or half page illustration. The illustrations are greatly detailed, and help to bring more humor and craziness into the story. ( )
  AMuller96 | Oct 17, 2015 |
This is a fun story, illustrated by David Shannon, about a boy with a baby sister, who is awakened by pirates who come into the boy's home. The pirates end op almost forcibly having to take care of the baby, but in the end, the baby is the reason the treasure is found!
  kather8 | Jun 7, 2015 |
This is a cute book if you have some children taking things for granite. This book has very colorful pictures and they also are very detailed. ( )
  ccampeaux | Apr 22, 2015 |
Pirates Don't Change Diapers is a modern fantasy book about a group of pirate friends who are helping the main character Jeremy watch over his sister. The pirates don't know how to take care of a baby but, in order to get their treasure they must watch the baby first. As the pirates learn what it's like to care for a screaming baby the book has lots of funny interactions. Finally the baby leads the pirates to the treasure where all of the pirates finally get what they wanted.
  ejoy13 | Apr 11, 2015 |
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Plucky young Jeremy Jacob is reunited with Captain Braid Beard and his crew of daft, dentally challenged buccaneers in a follow-up to the bestselling How I Became a Pirate. This time, Jeremy clearly has the upper hand: he won't let the pirates dig up the treasure they buried in his backyard at the end of the previous book until they help him placate his cranky baby sister, Bonney Anne (pirate aficionados will note that her name is a nod to real-life female pirate Anne Bonny). The story unfolds rather predictably—but just as entertainingly as the original: the pirates turn out to be washouts as nannies, jokes fly about dirty diapers and strained spinach, and, of course, "the wee lass" Bonney Anne ends up being the key to recovering the treasure. But Long's piratical dialogue still delivers a juicy read-aloud: what reader of any age won't relish the opportunity to say "Aargh!" or declare "Rock on!" as the crew does in unison when Braid Beard orders them to rock Bonney Anne to sleep? And Shannon's voluptuously colorful and comic paintings runneth over with comic mayhem, sly details (somehow, the pirates manage to find a pirate show on Jeremy's TV) and no end of goofy expressions. Ages 3-7. (Mar.)

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Though "pirates don't change diapers. They don't even change socks!" a crew of eye-patched, hook-handed knaves faces the challenge of diverting an unhappy toddler in this hilariously helter-skelter follow-up to How I Became A Pirate (2003). Showing up on the doorstep of young swabbie Jeremy Jacob to reclaim the treasure they had buried in his backyard in the previous episode, Captain Braid Beard and his scurvy tars first have to calm the fussing of little Bonney Anne-though that involves learning how to change a diaper, spooning out strained spinach ("Shiver me timbers! What be this vile-smelling swill?") and rocking the tyke to sleep. Shannon pulls out all the stops, packing each crowded scene with frantic plug-uglies in gloriously detailed pirate garb, surrounding a deceptively cute urchin who's in charge from first moment to last. Like Colin McNaughton's similarly themed Captain Abdul's Little Treasure (2006), this will engender rousing cheers from mateys of every stripe. (Picture book. 6-8)
added by sriches | editKirkus Reviews
Long and Shannon pick up Jeremy Jacob's story from How I Became a Pirate as he is left in charge of his baby sister. When his old friend Captain Braid Beard and the pirate crew turn up to dig up the treasure they buried in his yard, they are not pleased to be told that they must help him keep Bonney Anne happy before he can help them. And so the riotous fun begins, as they run out of diapers, try to feed her strained spinach, and otherwise entertain her. Finally amid the chaos they discover that both the treasure map and the baby are missing. Although Bonney Anne has chewed the map when they find her, Jeremy realizes that she has shown them just where to dig. The pirates get their treasure, Jeremy gets his reward, and their mother will get a lovely birthday present. The text includes a lot of fun, with typical pirate exclamations, but it is the grossly comic acrylic paintings that really encourage laughs. Front and back covers under the jacket present close-up portraits of the distressed pirate captain and the wide open mouth of the very unhappy baby. The crew, in a motley parody of classic Wyeth illustrations, appear in deliciously inventive assemblages with their exaggerated actions and reactions to Bonney Anne's demands. Check out the vital map on the endpapers
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For Papa Long, the coolest pirate of them all - we miss you - M.L.
For Baby Quinlan, who comes from good pirate stock, has four teeth, and loaned me a diaper to draw - D.S.
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Pirates don't change diapers.
Pirates don't change nappies.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152053530, Hardcover)

When the pirate crew turns up at Jeremy Jacob's house and accidentally wakes his baby sister, that wee scallywag howls louder than a storm on the high seas. Sure, there's buried treasure to be found, but nobody's digging up anything until Bonney Anne quits her caterwauling. So, quicker than you can say "scurvy dog," Braid Beard and his swashbuckling pirates become . . . babysitters? Blimey!
This hilarious companion to How I Became a Pirate reveals that minding the nursery can be even more terrifying than walking the plank--especially if you're a pirate.

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Braid Beard and his pirate crew return to retrieve the treasure they buried in Jeremy Jacob's backyard, but first they must help calm his baby sister, Bonney Anne, whom they awoke from her nap.

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