There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Map!

There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Map!
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March 27, 2018
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There was an old pirate who swallowed a map. I don't know why she swallowed a map -- ARGH! -- but it wasn't a trap!

Scholastic's bestselling Old Lady is starring in a brand-new adventure series that will make you laugh AND learn! In this new spin-off, the Old Lady turns into an Old Pirate who travels across the seas, swallowing a map. . . and a rope, and a sword, and a spyglass, and an anchor, and a flag, and a treasure. . . Why? Well, it was a pleasure to swallow that treasure!

Two new characters lead the reader through this hilarious adventure while exchanging some awesome facts about life on the open seas for a light take on nonfiction that's perfect for this age. With expanded back matter about life on a ship and a search-and-find game at the end, this Old Pirate definitely has sea legs!

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"There was an old pirate who swallowed a map. I don't know why she swallowed that map but it wasn't a trap."

THERE WAS AN OLD PIRATE WHO SWALLOWED A MAP is written the same way as the previous books. It features an old lady who swallows all kinds of things. In this one, she swallows things related to a pirate like an anchor and a line.

I feel like this one didn't read a smoothly as the previous ones, but it is still a very entertaining read. It is full of silliness and piracy. In the back of the book, there are facts about pirates and even a search and find activity. I love the concept of this series and it's so much fun to read with my little girl.

Final Verdict: I would recommend this to children who like pirates, rhyming, and fun stories full of humor. The facts also give it some learning value.
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