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Pirates Don't Change Diapers

By Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Energetic and giggly fish-out-of-water tale.

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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

Great book

Absolutely fun and funny
age 5+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Readers don't need to be familiar with the first book to enjoy the energetic silliness of this sequel. Every kid loves stories where grown-ups need practical instruction from a wiser and patient child hero -- that's why there are so many out there. And what could be better than an unruly crew of pirates who obey the wishes of a little boy and his baby sister?

The colorful illustrations nicely add to the hilarious chaos of the story. Pirates grin and grimace, fight over teddy bears and diaper the cat, and let themselves be led around by the beard (literally) by a toddling infant.

Book Details

  • Author: Melinda Long
  • Illustrator: David Shannon
  • Genre: Picture Book
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Harcourt
  • Publication date: March 1, 2007
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 7
  • Number of pages: 44
  • Last updated: November 15, 2019

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