Melinda Long's How I Became a Pirate was a New York Times best-seller, a Book Sense Book of the Year, and a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner. In this humorous sequel Jeremy Jacob is babysitting his infant sister when his old pirate friends come a-knocking. They want the treasure stashed in the backyard, but Jeremy will only help if the pirates take care of Bonney Anne. And sure enough, she needs a diaper change. ".a crew of eye-patched, hook-handed knaves faces the challenge of diverting an unhappy toddler in this hilariously helter-skelter follow-up."-Kirkus Reviews
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by Melinda Long
by Lynn McElfresh
by Seymour Simon
by Suzy Kline
by Eileen Christelow
by Johanna Hurwitz
by Rob Thomas
by Michael Farquhar
by Kirk Scroggs
"Jeremy Jacobs is babysitting for his sister when his pirate friends come knocking at the door. They need his help. The sequel to HOW I BECAME A PIRATE is equally entertaining for young children, who love the repetition of the pirate chorus as they imagine the pirates bumbling into each other. Johnny Heller reads with a wonderful rocking gait while maintaining the basic rhythm and rhyme of the story. The competent tone he gives Jeremy's voice is also just right as Jeremy tries to stay in charge and keep sister Bonnie Ann from caterwauling. Although the pirate chorus could be bolder and more emphatic, Heller's Captain Braid Beard is delightful, with his hearty "aye!" and his perfectly rolled "r's." Although almost farcical for adults, kids love these books! W.L.S. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"
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