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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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Summary - When Jeremy is put in charge of his baby sister the Pirates show up and wake his little sister up. When they are suppose to be looking for treasure they have to instead get baby to quit crying.

Personal Reaction - I like this book it was interesting and funny. You do have to be quiet when watching a baby that's for sure.

Classroom Extension Ideas -
1. Practice being quiet.
2. Act like your looking for treasure. ( )
  JennaJ | Nov 3, 2014 |
When Jeremy Jacob is put in charge of his little sister he was not expecting much. That is until the pirate crew shows up at his house and wakes his sister causing a whirlwind of chaos. The pirates came in search of treasure but no treasure can be found until Bonney Anne is quietly sleeping. Who knew pirates could have so much fun babysitting? ( )
  kbesaw | Mar 5, 2014 |
My daughter and I liked this book; I think she liked it because she is into pirates, among other things. And we could also relate with the diapers and food. The illustrations were a little too intense, but I will give it 5 stars for keeping my daughter's attention up. ( )
  lmeza | Feb 6, 2014 |
In this book, the pirates that Jeremy has met before come back looking for treasure and wake up his baby sister. They then have to work to take care of it, to hilarious effect.

David Shannon's books always connect so well with children. The cartoonish illustrations are rich with hilarious detail. Perspective is often used to zoom in on something funny, like the babies diaper or wailing mouth. The dialogue is funny and the situations enjoyable. I think this is a great book to show story map or story grammar and to engage children in reading. ( )
  BrittaSorensen | Nov 11, 2013 |
The art in this book is engaging and brilliant! A little boy named Jeremy was babysitting while his mother stepped away and his father took a nap, When out of no where Captain Braid Beard and his crew rang his door bell looking for their treasure.All of their loud chattering and chanting wakes up their baby sister. Jeremy asks the pirates to help him babysit to keep the baby happy so she doesn't cry. Things get interesting as the pirates learn to change diapers, feed, and rock a baby. ( )
  MSittig | Sep 9, 2013 |
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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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added by sriches | editPublishers Weekly, Reed Business Information
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
added by sriches | editChildren's Literature

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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.
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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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