Monday, November 26, 2012

Mini Monday Review: Pirate Santa by Clay Clement and Mark Summers

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Pirate Santa by Clay Clement and Mark Summers
Published December 1st 2011 by Studio City Tattoo Inc
Pirate Santa is a charming illustrated children’s storybook that promises a delightful mix of bold buccaneers and swashbuckling good fun. It teaches the universal values of kindness and standing up for what’s right.

“Pirate Girl” and “Ninja Boy” don’t meet Santa’s definition of good, and are therefore ineligible for the trappings of a Merry Christmas. Their cause is championed by their dad, “Papa Tal” and the crew of the pirate ship, of which he is a member. Look for Cap’n Slappy (who happens to be Santa’s cousin!) They overcome obstacles and work together to make sure that Christmas comes to ALL children, including Pirate Girls and Ninja Boys.

This is book is a great early Christmas read. Pirates sort of tie it into Halloween and Thanksgiving while obviously Santa ties it into Christmas.
As the synopsis says, Cap’n Slappy is Santa’s cousin, and he is not happy that Santa won’t deliver presents to pirate girls or ninja boys. Everyone on Cap’n Slappy’s ship thinks that all children should get presents. So Cap’n Slappy takes it into his own hands to make sure that happens.
The full page graphics are nice and detailed and colorful. There is an Ipad version available which I think is really neat. I read it on my Kindle so I didn’t get any extras but the Ipad has animated pages.
I recommend this if your children like Santa and Pirates! What a great combination!

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