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How to be a Pirate (Little Golden Book) [Kindle Edition]

Sue Fliess , Nikki Dyson
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Ahoy, landlubber! Come with me.
Board me ship upon the sea!
Not a pirate? Don't know how?
Ye can learn to be one now!

Little landlubbers get to earn their sea legs on a pirate ship amidst the goofiest pirates ever. There's lingo to learn (Gangway! Blimey! Yo-ho-ho!), a pirate look to choose (Pick a parrot for your arm. Every pirate's lucky charm!), and most importantly, pirate rules to learn (No more toothpaste! Farewell, bath! Once ye choose the pirate path!).This rollicking read-aloud will be a hit among boys, girls, and parents alike!

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

SUE FLIESS is a master at writing engaging stories for the preschool set. She wrote the Little Golden Book Robots, Robots Everywhere!

NIKKI DYSON is an illustrator whose clients include American Greetings, Hallmark, and Usborne Publishing.

Product Details

  • File Size: 7726 KB
  • Print Length: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Books (January 7, 2014)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #250,296 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ahoy Pirate Lovers! March 4, 2014
How to Be a Pirate is everything a child's book should be...entertaining, easy to read, fun to look at and well done. Ms. Fliess knows rhyme and writes it perfectly. The colorful pictures are detailed and make for fun conversation. I highly recommend this one for both boys and girls!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most Popular Read Amongst My First Graders February 6, 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Gave this book to my partner for his first grader's library. They love it! It's the most popular book. They all want to read it - both boys and girls.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute rhyming pirate story January 17, 2014
By Kelly
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Cute, affordable, adorable detailed pictures, many different types of children represented, rhymes, and my son (age 21 months) loves it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Boy loves the pirates February 3, 2014
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My almost 2 year old is on a pirate kick. This book is very toddler friendly. I like the catchy rhyming verse too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cute book for the younger set January 9, 2015
By Kathryn
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My two and a half year old loves pirates. He is just sitting to listen to books- very busy boy. He does sit for this rhyming book. His mother isn't impressed with "No more rules" but he doesn't get it! Cute but busy page illustrations. Lots of pirate imagery and lingo.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Pirate's Life for Me January 22, 2014
"Ahoy, landlubber
Come with me,
Board me ship upon the sea." And so this hilarious pirate tale begins.....

Pirate or not, this is the ship to be on and get a taste of what a real pirate's life is like. You get a free tour and to feast your eyes on the Skulls and Crossbones flag flying high against the blue sky. The perks of being a pirate are: you don't need to mind your manners, you can use pirate lingo (gangway, blimey, yo-ho-ho), and even design your own pirate outfit complete with a squawky parrot of your own choosing - every pirates lucky charm! A pirate's life of freedom include no teeth brushing, no baths or no rules to obey. A pirate's life can be dangerous and you have to always be on guard for evil enemies that are lurking about the sea. After one such chase the pirates escape safely and finally land ashore to dig for buried treasure. Pirates know how to celebrate when they flip open the treasure chest and find valuable pieces of eight that are theirs for the taking. They sing a shanty, whistle a happy tune and dance a jig in their pirate pants. Pirates know how to celebrate and party hearty! Yo ho ho...a pirate's life for me! Or is it?

Sue Fliess tells this story in perfect rhyme and will have girls, boys, and parents engaged in this rollicking pirate's tale. The illustrations are hilarious, cartoonish and very detailed. They are a perfect visual expression to the fun text. This book is a lot of fun and I highly recommend it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Its a fine read. March 30, 2014
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Its a fine read.However, it was over my preschoolers heads a lot of the wording. Description should be updated so that teachers can get the grasp of the story-line to apply age appropriate text to students.
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5.0 out of 5 stars These Arrrr Amazing! March 29, 2015
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These worked perfectly for our pirate birthday party favors for our 1 year old boy. Very inexpensive, nice theme and still classic Little Golden Books style.
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More About the Author

Sue Fliess ("fleece") is the author of eighteen children's books (published or forthcoming) including Tons of Trucks, Shoes for Me! and Robots, Robots Everywhere! Her background is in copywriting, PR, and marketing, and her articles have appeared in O the Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post, Writer's Digest,, Daily Candy Kids,, and more. Her Oprah article was chosen for inclusion in O's Little Books of Happiness, to publish March 2015. Fliess has also written a collection of Palace Pets 5 Minute Stories for The Walt Disney Company. Her picture books have received honors from the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators, have been used as curriculum tools in schools, in museum educational programs, and have even been translated into French. She's a member of SCBWI, Children's Book Guild of D.C., and is available for book signings, school visits, and speaking engagements. Sue lives with her family and a Lab named Charlie in Northern Virginia. Visit her web site at

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