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Pirates Don't Change Diapers by Melinda…

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

by Melinda Long, David Shannon (Illustrator)

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Title:Pirates Don't Change Diapers
Authors:Melinda Long
Other authors:David Shannon (Illustrator)
Info:Harcourt Children's Books (2007), Edition: First edition, first printing (full letter line), Hardcover, 44 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:k-3, easy, baby, babysitting, imagination, maps, pirates, siblings, henry cole

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Pirates Don't Change Diapers by Melinda Long (Author) (2007)



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I love the "pirate books" Ms Long has written. This one was yet another cute one. ( )
  cubsfan3410 | Sep 1, 2018 |
Jacob is a kid with a baby sister, Bonnie. When Jacob's mom leaves the house a bunch of pirates shows up because they need treasure that was buried in the backyard; which they find. ( )
  lferguson17 | Mar 12, 2018 |
learning about pirates and how to babysit the incorrect way
  aaj018 | Nov 8, 2017 |
This book is the companion book to "How I Became a Pirate". Jeremy Jacob was hanging out at home when he heard a knock at the door. When he opened the door, to his surprise, were his old pirate friends! The pirate Braid Beard told Jeremy that they needed to fix their ship's figurehead, and therefore needed the treasure that was buried in his back yard. With all the commotion at the front door Jeremy's little baby sister, Bonney Anne, woke up screaming! The pirates then realized they would have to help Jeremy's sister quiet down or there wouldn't be any treasure hunting happening. The pirates changed diapers, fed the baby lunch, and rocked the baby. They even played pirate peek-a-boo! Finally, the pirates got the baby to sleep and went into the backyard to dig for their treasure, but they forgot about the map. They soon discovered Jeremy's baby sister, awake, and eating the map! In the end, they found the treasure, and Jeremy even got to keep a bit of it for himself. He decided to give his mom a pretty green necklace!
  mkhazelton | Jul 16, 2017 |
In this book, young Jeremy Jacob's is put in charge of his baby sister while his mother goes out. However, while she is gone, a bunch of pirates come over in search of burned treasure that is supposed to be buried in Jeremy Jacob's backyard.
This book is a pretty good fantasy because it features fantastical pirates who enter into Jeremy Jacob's world and end up assisting with babysitting.
1. One way to use this book would be when going through a unit on families. If there are any older siblings in the class, they can discuss how they can relate to Jeremy Jacobs and the stuff he was responsible for.
2. If the school is one that focuses on life schools, this would be an excellent book to read aloud during the month for responsibility because is features Jeremy Jacobs taking care of his responsibilities even though his friends the pirates wanted him to come search for treasure with them.
Age Appropriateness: primary, intermediate ( )
  rstewart15 | Feb 4, 2017 |
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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.
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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