Pirate Nap: A Book of Colors (Hardcover)

A Book of Colors

By Danna Smith, Valeria Petrone (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, 9780547575315, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 6, 2011



What better place for naptime than a grand pirate ship on the high seas?Two boys use their imaginations to turn everyday objects, from a white bandanna to yellow coins to a red blanket, into colorful pirate treasure as they prepare for naptime. With a bouncy rhymed text and fun illustrations, this charming book teaches little ones their colors while making a great read-aloud. Even the youngest readers and listeners will want to be a part of the fun as they get ready to sail off to sleep.

About the Author

Danna Smith is the author of Two at the Zoo: A Counting Book, a companion to Pirate Nap: A Book of Colors, as well as several other picture books published under the name Dana Kessimakis Smith. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two children.You can visit her online at www.dannasmithbooks.com Valeria Petrone has illustrated several books for young readers, including Two at the Zoo: A Counting Book and Pirate Nap: A Book of Colors by Danna Smith. Her artwork has been exhibited around the world, and she lives in her native Italy. You can learn more about her at www.valeriapetrone.com.

Praise For Pirate Nap: A Book of Colors

"Clever rhyming text in "pirate speak" and colorful, digital gouache illustrations in muted tones create a standout concept book... The facial expressions and body language of this duo are spot-on as they hop, jump, or dance, and the featured colors pop off the page. Children will pore over the small and large details in the artwork. This title inspires creative play, and is likely to be a treasure for years to come."—School Library Journal