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Pirate Pete's Talk Like a Pirate

by Kim Kennedy, Doug Kennedy (Illustrator)

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Pirate Pete is quite a character. He is in dire need of a new pirate crew, so he sails to Rascal Island to search for the crewmen. Once he gets there he tells what he needs and loads all the rascals up to see what they've got. Each and everyone have all the characteristics except the most imortant one - they have to talk like a pirate! Time and again he has rascals walking the plank. He complains to his pirate that non of them were good enough to be part of the pirate crew. They finally decide the two of them are all they need to be a perfect pirate crew.
I thought this was a really cute book. The use of 'official pirate language' and the rhyming schemes used made it an easy and enjoyable read.
I would love to use this book in class. I think it would go along great with a classroom pirate theme or unit. As an acitivity for the class, you clould break them into groups and have wach group decide what their crew must have. They could then act them out to the class. You could also take part of a book or story and make each group rewrite it using pirate language. Each group could then read it to the class and then take and overall vote to which story was the best. ( )
  btivis | Aug 23, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0810993481, Hardcover)

Popular Pete is Perfect for Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Following the success of Pirate Pete and Pirate Pete’s Giant Adventure comes a new book by the celebrated brother-and-sister team of Doug and Kim Kennedy. In this new adventure, Pete has a wonderful new ship, but no crew. But not just any crew will do. As Pete explains:

“Ye gots to be stubborn and mighty cranky,
Ye gots to be dirty and awfully stanky!
Ye gots to load a cannon and know how to fire it,
But most of all, ye gots to talk
like a pirate!”

One by one Pete interviews his potential crew, and one by one they get the boot! Whoever will he find to help him sail the high seas? A hilarious and fun-to-read-aloud book that will have every child talking like a pirate.

Praise for the Pirate Pete books

Family Choice Award

“Arrr, matey, ’tis a fine book indeed.” —Kansas City Star

“Lots of fun for pint-size buccaneers.” —Booklist

“Should keep young mateys anchored to their seats.” —Kirkus

“Clever dialogue, funny illustrations and just the right amount of suspense . . . simply terrific.” —The Dallas Morning News

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:06 -0400)

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In search of a crew, Pirate Pete and his parrot look for "stanky scallywags" who possess certain conversational skills.

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