Henry and the Crazed Chicken Pirates
By Carolyn Crimi and Illustrated by John Manders
Recommended Ages 2 – 8. Candlewick. August 2009. 40 pages. ISBN: 978-0763636012 Fiction.
This is about a rabbit pirate named Henry who receives a message in a bottle from some strangers saying that they are coming to steal all of their loot. Henry is worried and so he begins to research and write a book about how he can be prepared against this threat. He is the only one who takes this seriously and saves the day.
My Two-Year-Old Son’s Response:
My 26-month-old son loves this book. We checked it out of the library a few weeks ago and we read it almost every day. He requests it by name and pulls it off the shelf to have me read it to him. The illustrations are fun with some nice details like “Beatrix” as a tattoo on one of the rabbit’s shoulders. I enjoy reading this book out loud to him and attempting to talk like a pirate. I am impressed with the resolve of the main character, Henry, to do the right thing even though no one else seems to take the note seriously.
My 26-month-old son and I both highly enjoyed this book.
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