My aunt and uncle own a farm. When I was a kid, I spent weeks at a time visiting "Camp Aunt Janet," where I played to my heart's content in the barn, on the rope swing, and in the expansive garden. There were also several years of my life where I truly believed I was the reincarnation of Laura Ingalls. Suffice it to say - even though I'm a city girl, a part of my heart loves the idea of living the farming life.
I'm pretty sure I would give it up the first time I had to actually clean up an animal stall, but I digress.
Ever on the lookout for good books for my kids to enjoy, my interest was sparked when I came across the title Pirates on the Farm by Denette Fretz, with illustrations by Gene Barretta.
This book is published by Zonderkidz and has a suggested reading level of age 4-8. Lincoln is really starting to enjoy picture books, so I thought we would give it a try.
|Naturally, the day I decided to take photos, no one was cooperative.|
This book is an imaginative adventure, bringing to life the tale of some swashbuckling pirates who move to the farm right next door to a little girl, her brother, and their parents. Much of the book is spent discussing how her brother loves the pirates - and her mother loathes them.
The pirates build a pirate ship shaped barn, harvest corn with swords, and serve fish stew (eyeballs included) to their guests. All in all, it's a tale that teaches about putting aside judgements based on outward appearance and accepting these unruly new neighbors for the new friends they just might turn out to be.
It's a little bit above Addie's comprehension level yet, but Lincoln is a fan! He loves talking about pirates! And while it may be a bit unlikely that any scallywags will move in next door to us, we'll definitely stay open to the possibility.
Thanks to BookSneeze for my review sample of this book. I received no compensation for posting a review and all views expressed are my own.