The Simple Moms Reviews "No Pirates Allowed, Said Library Lou"
The Simple Moms (Jun 2013)
My little girls love all things pink, and frou-frou, and sparkly. They also love pirates. When I say love pirates, I mean a couple weeks ago at Sunday school my 3-year-old daughter was leading 4 little boys in playing pirate. LOVE pirates.
When No Pirates Allowed! Said Library Lou first arrived from Sleeping Bear Press my girls were beyond excited to read this story. Pirates! Enough said. Thankfully, this story was as much fun as we had hoped it would be and has become a perfect summer reading selection.
The rhyming story by Rhonda Gowler Greene about Big Pirate Pete and his parrot Igor definitely pulled in my girls attention. They loved hearing how Big Pete went from being a swashbuckling illiterate pirate to book loving pirate who discovered the treasure to be found in the library thanks to Library Lou.
The story was great and the illustrations by Brian Ajhar really brought it alive. Our favorite illustrations being when “Pete scrubbed thirteen layers of dirt…” in a tiny washtub that was about 5 sizes too small.
So, next time you head out to the library, the local bookstore, or your favorite online bookshop check out No Pirates Allowed! Said Library Lou. It’s an entertaining story with a great underlying message about the treasures to be found in books and a perfect read for your kids this summer!