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Everything I Know About Pirates Hardcover – May 1, 2000
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From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
So when Tom Lichtenheld's book "Everything I Know About Pirates" came out, I had to look into it - if only to pick up some tips about my new high-seas alter ego. I picked up a lot more than I'd bargained for.
Lichtenheld has produced a children's book predicated on the gleeful acknowledgement that he knows absolutely nothing about the subject at hand: pirates. But he forges ahead fearlessly with preposterous explanations of who the pirates are and what makes them tick. It's dopey, smart, hilarious stuff - that rare brand of humor that manages to make rather profound sense by throwing logic out the door. The brand of humor that's been proven effective at turning kids into masses of laughing jelly. The brand of humor that a lot of us grown-ups would do well to get back in touch with.
Lichtenheld not only wrote the book; he illustrated it, too. And the drawings are every bit the equal of the writing. Detailed, witty, filled with hidden jokes that reward repeated readings, they make "Pirates" a delight even for kids so young they wouldn't know a printed word from a soiled diaper.
In sum, "Everything I Know About Pirates" is like a mom or dad who can spin funny, wonderful bedime stories out of thin air, time after time. In other words, a rarity. If you have kids, you and they will both love it. If you don't have kids...well, this book might make you want to.
They were HOWLING. In fact, while I was reading it to my 7 and 5 year old boys, my wife came in to see what they were laughing so hard about.
The boys also played pirates the next day. And the next day. And the whole week.
Overall, it is a very witty, well-written and well-drawn book that parents will enjoy even more than their kids.
Heck, even pirates would enjoy it. If they could take a few minutes away from plundering to bother reading it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I gave this book five stars because I decided one day out of the blue to turn my classroom into a make believe pirate cave for a week and quickly realized that I didn't no anything... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent book to go with the pirate sleep pants but the 4-8 year suggestion on the back will be crossed out as I bought it for a 10 year old......Published 10 months ago by merrilly strom
Kit (4) says: It was hilarious,the pictures were superb! My sister read it and I listened, captivated.(touch typed by big sister Mia 7)Published 18 months ago by becky virgo
I thought this was a cute book. I think I liked it better than grand kids. After the first read, they lost interest in it.Published 21 months ago by Mary F. Trenary
If you a need a serious book about pirates then this is not the book for you. It is a funny book, but doesn't provide accurate information about pirates. I was disappointed.Published 24 months ago by Camp Christmas
Easily the funniest kids book ever! Buy it now. I even read part of the book to my jr. high students.Published on January 28, 2014 by foot
i bought this for my neighbor's son who is 5. what a funny wonderful book, my husband and I had to read it firstPublished on December 10, 2013 by PAULA M DOWD