Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day....which apparently started out as a joke between friends but has grown to something much bigger. In the world of kids books it has created a plethora of books that appeal to kids.....and what kid doesn't like pirates.
Pirate Diary: The Journal of Jake Carpenter by Richard Platt and illustrated by Chris Riddell is the perfect book to celebrate this day. It is based on a true account of an apprentice carpenter of ship around 1716. What is great is the historical detail and accurate illustrations. Kids will love to pour over these illustrations and discover something each time they look at them. Pirates were real and this book shows that. This is the perfect book for any little pirate...or big one too.