Thursday, July 27, 2017

Prince and Pirate by Charlotte Gunnufson / Book Review

By: Charlotte Gunnufson
Illustrated by: Mike Lowery
Published by: G.P. Putnam's Sons / Penguin Random House
Released on: May 9, 2017
Ages: 3 & up
Purchase from: Penguin Random House | Amazon | B&N
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Rating: 4 Stars-We really enjoyed it!

Source - Thank you Penguin Random House for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

When two little fish with big personalities have to share the same tank, there are rough seas ahead!

Prince and Pirate are proud masters of their very own fishbowls, and life goes along swimmingly--until they're scooped up and plopped into shared waters.

Prince is horrified to find this cheeky cod trespassing in his kingdom. "Halt, peasant!"

Pirate is sure this scurvy sea slug has come to plunder his treasure. "Avast, ye scurvy sea slug!"

And so begins a battle of regal sneers, seaworthy stink-eyes, and off-the-hook insults.

Prince and Pirate's hilarious duel for territory will elicit gales of giggles, hearty guffaws, and heartfelt smiles. Just when it seems their struggle might end in a silly stalemate, a little surprise convinces them to find a way to get along--swimmingly.

This book is just fun! Two fish, who could not be more opposite, are forced to share a tank with each other. The Prince and the Pirate fish do not agree on anything, until a new fish arrives in the tank. The new dogfish helps them to find common ground and to be happy, by golly. The fish finally see that they don't need to be divided anymore.

The Prince and Pirate fish are such wonderful characters, that this book was instantly delightful. We loved the high-fluent speech of the Prince and the swashbuckler words from the Pirate. Kids will love joining in on the fun dialog between the fish. It's not everyday you get to say "Soggy Scones" and "Barnacled Bloomers" and that is what made this book a good read. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~