No Pirates Allowed! Said Library Lou

No Pirates Allowed! Said Library Lou

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Big Pirate Pete's treasure map has led him to Seabreezy Library, where Library Lou must convince him that the true treasure is the books.
Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, c2013
ISBN: 9781585367962
1585367966
Branch Call Number: jX Gree
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Ajhar, Brian

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mmcbeth29
Dec 17, 2015

SUMMARY: Pirate Pete shows up in the Seabreezy Library looking for treasure. He stomps in making noise and smelling up the place. But Library Lou stares him down, tells him to be quiet, go home and take a bath and then she will help him find the treasure. When he returns(squeaky clean), Library Lou teaches Pete his alphabet. Pete practices until he able to read words and then books. He realizes that the treasure to be found in the library is the books.

ILLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations are absolutely extraordinary! Amazing facial expressions that draw you in, incredible lines and details, gorgeous use of color that makes the book feel modern, yet old timey. I loved every picture on every page!

THE GOOD: I admit I am a sucker for a good pirate picture book. But this book has so much to offer. The rhyming is fun and works well, there is humor throughout the book--so much so I laughed out loud in several spots--and the illustrations are fantastic. The book gets a bit slow in the last few pages, but the rest of the book makes up for it. This book would be great for introducing students to libraries and the concept of reading on one's own. I think every librarian should own a copy. And what a great gift it would be for your favorite librarian!

AGE RECOMMENDATION: Grades 1-3

SPL_Childrens Aug 07, 2013

One day the peace and calm of the Seabreezy Library were shattered when Big Pirate Pete and his parrot, Igor, stormed through the door. “Whar be the treasure? X marks this spot! We’ll dig up the loot an’ steal all that ye’ve got!”
Readers trembled and hid behind bookshelves. Only Library Lou had the bravery to reprimand the noisy pirate, and only when he spoke in a quieter, more polite voice did she allow him to stay in the library.
Then she agreed to help him find the library treasure.
Her first request for the smelly pirate was that he return home to take a bath and change his stinky clothes. He did.
The following day, Library Lou began to teach Pirate Pete the “code” necessary to find the treasure. She taught him the letters of the alphabet and how to form words with those letters. She taught him how to sound out words and how to read them.
Pirate Pete practiced faithfully every evening. He read Dr. Seuss’s books, the Frog and Toad books, and Treasure Island. He read about the sea, dinosaurs, insects, Mars and electric guitars – and he found that he enjoyed reading so much that he almost forgot about the treasure … almost!
One evening, Pirate Pete suddenly realized what the library’s “treasure” really was, and he realized that Library Lou had already helped him to find it.
The very next day, Pirate Pete and his parrot, Igor, went to the library to thank Library Lou … and to borrow some more treasure!

This entertaining story of a spunky librarian and a rowdy pirate is told in rhyming text and illustrated with colourful, expressive art.

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SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 7

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