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{There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Map!: Lucille Colandro}There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Map! by Lucille Colandro
Published by Cartwheel Books on March 27, 2018
Genres: Childrens
Pages: 644
Format: Hardcover
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – There was an old pirate who swallowed a map. I don’t know why she swallowed a map–ARGH!–but it wasn’t a trap!

Scholastic’s bestselling OLD LADY is starring in a brand-new adventure series that will make you laugh AND learn! In this new spin-off, the OLD LADY turns into an OLD PIRATE who travels across the seas, swallowing a map… and a rope, and a sword, and a spyglass, and an anchor, and a flag, and a treasure… Why? Well, it was a pleasure to swallow that treasure!

Two new characters lead the reader through this hilarious adventure while exchanging some awesome facts about life on the open seas for a light take on nonfiction that’s perfect for this age. With expanded back matter about life on a ship and a search-and-find game at the end, this OLD PIRATE definitely has sea legs!

{My thoughts} – Instead of an old lady swallowing everything in this book it’s a pirate. A nice change of events. These books seem to get more silly each time a new one is released.

The words within the pages match the illustrations nicely. Each book although silly can also be used as a teaching tool for the children reading it or being read too. It has activities and more information at the end of the book.

I recommend this book for any child that enjoys this series and is interested in reading more of the silly stories.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.