{Free eBook} Captain Abdul's Pirate SchoolAuthor Colin McNaughton –

My all time favorite pirate book Pickles is sent to Pirate School to learn to become a pirate Students are praised for cheating, swearing, lying and the like They attend classes like how to make cannon balls and how to speak pirate When Pickles finds out the pirate teachers are planning on holding the students for ransom, the students organizes a mutiny and it turns out the pirate students learnedthan the pirate teachers realized The illustrations for this zany book are perfect I just can t recommend it enough If your dad decided to send you off to pirate school to toughen you up, what would you do Especially if the school might not be all it s cracked up to be Maisey overhears Captain Abdul s plot to hold them all hostage and she leads her fellow students in a revolt Is that tough enough for you, Dad I always celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day in my classroom It was a lively day this year probably a lively week that led to me being so behind on reviewing It s amazing to make fun, silly connections in the fun of learning and being together It s how I theme it, and this setup a week of pirate books for my reviews This one is older, and a bit of a tongue twister in reading There are some funny pictures and some things you ll probably want to read through first before reading aloud, but it s a good, silly one to have on hand Maisy Pickles was sent to Captain Abdul s Pirate School since her dad thought she needed to toughen up as she wrote poetry and read.She hated the school as they taught them to be lazy and mean, until the she hears Captain Abdul s plan to kidnap the kids and demand ransom She together with other students hatch a plan and foil the plans and then set out to have a pirate school of their own where she can be the pirate of her own shop I don t consider this an essential picturebook to have in a collection It wouldn t make a bad storytelling book with all the pirate word play, and there s plenty of action to explore in the illustrations with kids However, all the pirate students looked the same and that kept irking my eye There existsthan one nose to plant on a face Didn t Mr Potato Head teach us that, if nothing else Take the kids out and show them yourself how to follow a treasure map, maraud the king s navy and sing a lusty shanty about good Jamaican rum. This is one of the most requested books in our house My boys never grow tired of it and neither do I My 3 year old son quotes it all the time Its full of detailed, funny pictures that kids can gaze at for ages Its well written and is a great story I m Captain Abdul, that I be An I m in charge The boss that s me I make the tea and sandwiches An teaches foreign languages I was brushing my teeth when Bully boy McCoy came in, What yer doin that for he asked If I don t sir my teeth will go black and fall out, I replied What s wrong with that he said Who ever heard of a pirate with nice teeth And he confiscated my toothbrush Pickles only wants to paint and write poetry, but is forced to go to the pirate school to toughen up At school, they have lessons on history, language and fighting, all from the pirate perspective For those in the know, names from real pirate history pop up like Jack Rackham and Anne Bonney This is a cute picture book and would be fun to have kids act it out, especially the page where the students learn to speak like pirates. Everyone loves pirate voices and twist endings, and this story delivers on both counts Illustration details and clever word bubbles will keep kids reading it on their own even after hearing it aloud Gr 2 4. A Swashbuckling Follow Up To The Award Winning Pirate Romp Jolly Roger This Is The Story In Diary Form Of Reluctant Pirate Pupil, Pickles At Captain Abdul S Awful Academy She Is Taught Such Essential Pirate Topics As How To Make Cannon Balls And The Correct Way To Say, Ooh Arrgh Discovering A Plot To Kidnap The Pupils And Hold Them To Ransom, She Leads A Mutiny Following This, She And Her Fellow Pupils Set Sail In The Golden Behind And Have A Great Life Robbing Other Pirates Pickles Revealed On The Last Page To Be A Girl Called Maisy Is Happy Because She Has Plenty Of Time To Paint I think most of the jokes, not to mention the basic plot, were way over my preschooler s head, but she says she really liked the book Go figure Definitely an original plot, but not really clever consistently enough for me to rate the book much above average.