Potatoes for Pirate Pearl

Potatoes for Pirate Pearl
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September 19, 2023
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This pirate-packed and hilarious read-aloud is an entertaining way to introduce young readers to where their food comes from
Join Pirate Pearl and her parrot Petunia as they learn how potatoes are planted, grown, and harvested in this hilarious debut picture book about food and friendship.

Pirate Pearl and her parrot Petunia are HUNGRY, and after they make the hardtack biscuits walk the plank, they go in search of a perfect provision for their next sea voyage. Where do they end up? On Farmer Fay's potato farm! Farmer Fay shows Pirate Pearl how potatoes grow on the farm and how potatoes can be cooked into many different delicious potato recipes. 

Pirate Pearl and Petunia not only gain an understanding of farming but also a new friendship with Farmer Fay! Back matter is packed with potato facts, information on growing your own potatoes, and recipes.

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Being on a ship limits the options for food and Pirate Pearl and her parrot Petunia find themselves starving. When they find land, the last thing they expect is a potato farm that's tended by Farmer Fay. Not able to let someone go hungry, Farmer Fay shows Pearl and Petunia all there is to know about potatoes. Pirate Pearl is awed at the new option for food and finds herself unable to get enough. It's much better than the dried stuff they're stuck with on the ship. When it's time to return to the ship, true to her pirate nature, Pirate Pearl stuffs as many potatoes as she can into her clothes, but finds Farmer Fay with a parting gift instead.

POTATOES FOR PIRATE PEARL is a silly story full of pirate fun as Pearl discovers other foods the world has to offer. The illustrations are bold and as funny as the plot to draw smile after smile on a child's face. In the back of the book, there's a potato soup recipe for parents and children to make together. Farmer Fay is kind and I love how she offers to introduce Pearl and Petunia to her world instead of shunning them because they're pirates. It shows how food can bring people of all cultures together to celebrate the delicious delights.

Final Verdict: I would recommend this to children aged four and up who enjoy pirates, silly stories, and those who are interested in cooking and good.
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