Pirate Boy by Eve Bunting

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In Pirate Boy by Eve Bunting and illustrated by Julie Fortenberry (Holiday House, 2011), young Danny asks his mother a series of “what if?” questions, particularly about Danny joining a ship full of pirates. For each question, his mother has a way to bring him home safely again.

Reminiscent of Margaret Wise Brown’s classic The Runaway BunnyPirate Boy likewise reassures the young child that Mommy will always love him. The bonuses of Pirate Boy include the bright digitally painted illustrations and Mommy’s clever and humorous solutions for rescuing Danny from the pirates. Pirate Boy is a fun book for a mother and child to enjoy together.

Reviewed on December 6, 2011

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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