Best Pirate – Kari-Lynn Winters, illustrated by Dean Griffiths

    Best Pirate – Kari-Lynn Winters, illustrated by Dean Griffiths, pajama press, (9781772780192), 2017

Format: Paperback galley

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre: Picture book

What did you like about the book? The pirate dogs and the pirate cats are each determined to be the first to find the treasure. Little Augusta the dog is determined to impress her pirate captain father by finding the booty first so off she goes alone to the island. Unfortunately one of the Tuna Lubbers (cat pirates), Scuppers, arrives at the same time. When the two fall into a pit, they discover the treasure, but the pit is very deep and there is no way out! The illustrations are fabulous, full of color, realistic, expressive – and cute.

Anything you did not like about this book? Not a thing.

To whom would you recommend this book? This would be a fun addition to a pirate-themed storytime.

Who should buy this book? Public and lower elementary school libraries and day-care centers

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Near.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review

Date of review: 6/17/2017

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