Children’s Book Review: Pirates Don’t Go to Kindergarten By Lisa Robinson

PIRATES DON’T GO TO KINDERGARTEN

By: Lisa Robinson

Illustrated by: Eda Kaban

Published: July 1, 2019

Publisher: Two Lions

Fiction

It’s time for Pirate Emma to start kindergarten. She has her treasure map and spy glass and she is ready to set sail with her favorite captain, Cap’n Chu. Cap’n Chu is really Ms. Chu, her preschool teacher, and Emma isn’t willing to be in a classroom with any other teacher.

When she shows up to kindergarten and Cap’n Chu isn’t there or any other pirates, Emma decides kindergarten isn’t for her and goes back to preschool. Even though the space ship in kindergarten looks fun and they have a guinea pig as a class pet, Emma is still skeptical.

Will Cap’n Chu convince Emma that since pirates don’t go to kindergarten, maybe an astronaut could? For any kids who are a bit apprehensive about starting the first day of school, this is such a silly way to get at some of their fears including a new teacher, new friends, and new classroom. Eda Kaban’s illustrations are fun and the kids are full of expressions…especially Emma. There is a lot going on in the classrooms on the pages, much like a real kindergarten classroom.

The silly pirate theme and spunky Emma will show kids that school can be fun and having a little imagination might just make it even better.

To purchase a copy of PIRATES DON’T GO TO KINDERGARTEN, click the photo below:

Check out this book illustrated by Eda Kaban, PINK IS FOR BOYS.

Other books perfect for going back to school:

KISSES FOR KINDERGARTEN

WHAT IS EVERYBODY SAID THAT?

IT’S SHOW AND TELL, DEXTER!

EPPIE THE ELEPHANT

ERASER

ELLIE GOES BACK TO SCHOOL

IF YOU TAKE A MOUSE TO SCHOOL

Make this for your child’s teacher: BACK TO SCHOOL EMERGENCY KIT


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Thanks to the publisher for sending a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. This review is my honest opinion. If you choose to purchase through the above links, I may receive a small commission without you having to pay a cent more for your purchase.

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  1. bermudaonion (Kathy) on August 11, 2019 at 12:37 am

    I love that the pirate in this book is a girl! It sounds like a fun book that a lot of little ones can relate to.

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