The Pirate Girl's Treasure

The Pirate Girl's Treasure
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April 01, 2012
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In this spectacularly original picture book, the story mirrors an origami activity: As a pig-tailed pirate girl travels through mountains, valleys, a cave and finally by sea to reach the treasure her grandfather has hidden for her, imaginative illustrations show different incarnations of a single folded sheet of paper within the scenes. Best of all, clear instructions at the end will let readers recreate the story with just a few folds and tears, transforming a piece of notebook paper into a mountain, hat, cave, boat and really cool pirate shirt.

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I loved the importance of the illustrations in this book. Each page cleverly included origami in some way. The story is guided by the use of origami as the pirate girl searches for her grandfather's buried treasure. She has to climb a mountain, go through a cave, and sail in a boat that gets attacked by a shark before she finally finds the treasure. These are just a few steps in the little girl's journey.

The end of the book features a tutorial on how you can create your own origami pirate shirt. This would be a fun activity to try at home or in an art class at school.
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