This is a very cute story, but it s a tongue twister I had to practice a few times before I could read it with the right rhythm and I m still not sure I m pronouncing her name right It s a sweet pirate story. Victricia Malicia is born into a pirate family But she doesn t fit in She s no good at swabbing the decks, tying knots or cooking eating pirate food She is a great reader, however, with a great imagination Her family often gets frustrated by her but in the end, she does them a great service which improves all of their lives.How can you not love a book about a pirate who loves to read This was a hit with all 3 of my girls We enjoyed the fun rhymes, the pirate vernacular, even the mean sound of her namebut especially her love of reading. Victricia Malicia Calamity Barrett May Have Been Born On Her Family S Pirate Ship, But This Mild Mannered Young Lady Is Sick Of The Sea She D Much Rather Be Ashore With Her Nose Permanently Buried In A Book But When Scylla The Serpent The Scourge Of The Sea Appears, Quick Thinking Vic Saves The Ship By Thunking The Serpent On The Head With Her Trunk Full Of Books For Her Bravery She Is Rewarded With The Thing She Wants Most A Home On A Little Island She Opens A Bookstore, And Landlubber Books Becomes The Pirates Favorite Port In A Storm As Carrie Clickard S Nimble, Jaunty Rhymes Roll Off The Tongue Like Waves Onto Shore, Children Will Delight In Victricia S Adventures While Parents Will Relate To Her Family S Attempts To Understand Their Unusual Daughter Victricia May Not Be A Typical Pirate Hero, But She Is The Captain Of Her Own Destiny In This Rollicking Tale Of Self Determination, Sticking To Your Dreams, And The Joy Of Reading Told in complex rhyme with colorful art, this book is the one for any seafarer s heart The ending really got me, as everyone gets a future that fits them best. I m not a fan of pirates, so this was not a favorite I did enjoy the pirate versions of book titles sprinkled throughout, such as Don t Let the Pigeon Steer the Ship, Prancy Nancy and the Posh Parrot, Go Away Big Green Sea Monster, and my personal favorite, Knuffle Parrot I 3 Knuffle Parrot. It takes a couple readings to fully grasp the rhyming pattern, but it is OH SO WORTH IT This is a story with humor in words and imagery, and you can t help but love the ending Lots of pirate talk, plenty of humor, and fast paced rhyme make this a delight for all ages.To read our full review, go to the Reading Tub. I wanted to love this book as much as Wild About Books by Judy Sierra these 2 books are similarly formatted , but I didn t Victricia is a pirate who doesn t want to be a pirate The text has a rollicking rhythm to it and the illustrations are big, bright and colorful, but it s just not my first choice when it comes to pirate picture books. I think my favorite part of the book is the shelves full of books with slightly altered titles such as Knuffle Parrot and The Very Hungry Shiprat oh and probably the only Seuss title I actually kinda want to read Green Eggs and Scurvy. Cute book about being yourself and respecting and loving people for who they are. It was a cute book with rhymes and likable pictures It was a bit dull but the ending was cute I liked the who seafaring librarians thing.