The Wonderful Plunderful Pirate Emporium
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781416978787, 40pp.
Publication Date: July 10, 2012
Are you a Privateer?
Or a happy-go-lucky Buccaneer?
Do you need top quality pirate gear?
Well never fear,
Pirateria is here
Welcome to Pirateria, the most glorious pirate emporium on the seven seas When pirates need superior wares for life at sea, they head on down to Pirateria, where they can find treasure chests (the very best), peg legs, planks, eye patches, head rags, vests, pantaloons--and even satchels and pouches for gems and doubloons--all at prices that can't be beat. Creativity runs amok in this energetic, rhyming text full of beards and barnacles and plenty of pirate fun. Arrrr ya looking for a good price on big-buckle shoes--and a rollicking read-aloud about practical pirates? Look no further.
"Avast! This combination of nonsense verse and everything pirate is a guaranteed winner."--Kirkus Reviews
"With the pep and flair of a slick sales pitch, this festive, fun read by best-selling author-illustrator Brown (Polka Bats and Octopus Slacks, 1999) features plentiful and playful takes on iconic pirate trappings and accoutrements. Colorful, animated, cartoonish art captures the busy chaos, and varying illustrative scenarios convey everything from items’ uses to snazzy ruffle- and eye-patch-wearing pirate shoppers and staff....
This one is a buccaneer-buffs’ delight."
"An entertaining romp, even for landlubbers."