How to Be a Pirate By Isaac Fitzgerald & Brigette Barrager

Back of Book:
CeCe dreams of being a pirate. When the neighborhood boys tell her that she can’t, she wonders where to begin. Luckily, she suspects her grandpa must know something about being a pirate–why else would he have all those tattoos?
As he shares each tattoo, Grandpa and CeCe are transported from adventure to adventure, and CeCe discovers that there are all kinds of ways to be a pirate–Be BRAVE! Be QUICK! Be INDEPENDENT! And FUN!–and most of all, whether you’re a pirate or not, the most important thing you can do is to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.
My Review:
I received a copy of this picture book from Bloomsbury Children’s Books in exchange for an honest review. 
This story is such an enjoyable read-aloud about a young girl who wants to be a pirate. When she is told no, she seeks out her grandfather for advice. The core of this story is a terrific lesson on the importance of being yourself. I loved the powerful action words that Grandpa uses to encourage Cece. He teachers her that the most important thing she can do is to be herself. The illustrations by Brigette Barrager are simply charming. They are full of vibrant colors that instantly draw readers into the story. How to Be a Pirate is a perfect addition to any social and emotional unit. 
Ages 5 and up
32 Pages

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