Thursday, April 1, 2010

Feed Me Books Friday: Pirates and Ladybug Girl

I took Dash to the library last week. I asked him what kind of books he wanted to get, and he said, "PIRATES!" His response may or may not have had anything to do with the fact that he had just been watching The Pirates That Don't Do Anything in the car.

We asked the children's librarian for some pirate books and she pulled a few for us.

Just look at my sweet boy

One of our favorites was Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies by Carolyn Crimi. It is a great book that incorporates all of the pirate jargon, but none of the scary stuff. One of the other books we got had pirates being chased by ghosts and a captain that "sold his soul" for gold. Ugh!

Black Ear is a big, bad pirate who is ashamed of his son, Henry, for not being a "real" pirate. All Henry wants to do is read books. The Buccaneer Bunnies do not listen to Henry's storm warnings, and they end up stranded on a deserted island. Henry comes to the rescue, building a shelter, cooking food, making clothes--all learned from the books he's read.

Takeaway: It's really a sweet and clever book! I love that it is about pirates (which Dash loves) AND reinforces the importance of reading.
We also picked up Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy. This is a fun, well-written book about Lulu/Ladybug Girl and her pal Sam/Bumblebee Boy. Lulu has great fun as Ladybug Girl, but when she runs into Sam at the park, he doesn't want to play anything she wants to play. They both get a little upset. Lulu suggests playing Ladybug Girl. Sam can be Bumblebee Boy, and they can have superpowers! There are a few other books in this series that I would love to pick up next time.

Takeaway: Kids can learn how fun pretending can be, and how to work out conflict and compromise with friends.


  1. Oohh! A chance to use my amazing pirate voice:) We need to get that one.

    He is a sweet boy.

  2. Those books look great. My son has recently been very excited about pirates, so we'll have to check these out. Thanks!

  3. wow my nephews love pirates and so does their dad I will tell him about these great books

  4. Ha! We watch the Pirate that Don't Do Anything too from VeggieTales. I love the idea of reading about pirates too! Thanks for sharing this book!

  5. That pirate book looks great! I'll have to see if our library has it. Thanks for the recommendation!

  6. I think that Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies may be my favorite pirate book! I love how they land on Easter Island and that Henry helps them survive based on what he has learned from his books!