Pirate Mom, illustrated by Stephen Gilpin
Random House, 2006
Pete thought it would be fun to have a pirate for a mom, but he was wrong! This book is aimed at kids just learning to read on their own.
Cassandra Reigel Whetstone has written a terrific Teacher's Guide for this book, which you can download from her website.
What People Are Saying:
"From the Step into Reading series comes this amusing take on the ever-popular pirate theme...Children will relish the role switch as Mom shows her dark side and Pete makes desperate attempts at damage control. With clean lines, muted colors, and comic-style exaggeration of the characters' features, Gilpin's illustrations make the most of the humorous situations in the simply written text. Fun for independent readers and for reading aloud to younger children."
"A stock shtick receives a fresh, funny treatment in this reader for primary grades...Appealingly cartoony illustrations suit the silly fun: a winner."