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Dirty Joe, the Pirate: A True Story Hardcover – May 13, 2008
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"It's a funny read for would-be pirates - especially those with older sisters" The New York Post
"Brought to life by Bill Harley this read-aloud story is certain to be prized by budding buccaneers." parentsandkids.net
“This book has everything to attract kids and tickle their funny bones—pirates, smelly socks, and, best of all, undies!” (School Library Journal)
Top Customer Reviews
It says for ages 5 and up, but my 2 year old could have us read this over and over and over. I think the rhythm of the book captures even young readers.
The store is great too. I don't mind reading it over and over.
I was okay with this book at first. I was hoping it would be about reforming Dirty Joe the Pirate because his ship stank so badly of dirty socks. But instead a new, even worse character is introduced. And I was disturbed about how she forces people to give her their underwear. This is something a bully would do. Is it okay because she is a girl pirate? What if she were male and forcing the females to give up their underwear? This behavior is NOT okay! Then the final message we receive on the last page is that big sisters are ALL bullies and boys have to put up with that. Sure, this book is all in good fun, but at whose expense?
The illustrations are wonderful, colorful and fun. The verses at times are forced: craft rhyming with laugh, swords with aboard. I wanted to like this book because of its sense of fun, but I could not like the bullying behavior.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book for an older sister and younger brother combo! I initially borrowed from the library and then had to buy it.Published 11 months ago by J.D.
Laugh out load family book. Had to read it twice so funny.Published 12 months ago by Denise R. Banks
Story itself is wonderful. Lightly used as a description was deceitful, it was worn, torn and dirty. Yes, like, dirt.Published 15 months ago by Nicholvah
Love this book! I look forward to reading it over and over to my granddaughters. I also bought a copy for great niece and nephew. Hilarious book with excellent illustrations.Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
So funny!!! I love to read aloud this book for groups of children, they all love it. Ages 2 to adult! It's hilarious!Published 18 months ago by S. Larsen
This was adorable. The whole family liked it & my granddaughter requested it to be read to her twice within 2 hours. Even the rhythm of the words made it fun to read. Read morePublished 20 months ago by CatfishVVA
A great and funny storybook for all young ages! Dirty Joe is one of those books that the boys loved to hear over and over again!Published 20 months ago by Mimosasilk