Friday, February 8, 2013

I Wonder Why Pirates Wore Earrings by Jacobs - ADVISABLE

Jacobs, Pat  I Wonder Why Pirates Wore Earrings and other Questions about Piracy  Kingfisher, 2012.  $6.99  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G.  

This is a nonfiction book about pirates.  The format of the book is to ask questions regarding pirates and then provide a short paragraph to answer the questions.  Some of the questions involve real historical pirates, and what they are famous for.  Other questions are about what pirates did on the ship and during their attacks.  What pirates wear, what they ate and how they became pirates is also explained.  Women’s roles and babies being born at sea were also covered.  This is a fun look at pirates and the truth behind all of the legends.   The short explanations that answer each question are full of facts and good information.  This book gives a base of information for readers to start with.  The pictures go with the explanations and will maintain the attention of younger readers.   

EL (K-3), EL - ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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