The Castaway Pirates: A Pop-Up Tale of Bad Luck, Sharp Teeth, and Stinky Toes

The Castaway Pirates: A Pop-Up Tale of Bad Luck, Sharp Teeth, and Stinky Toes

by Ray Marshall, Wilson Swain
     
 

In this pop-up pirate adventure, five pirates try to avoid being eaten by a shark when their ship springs a leak. They try to plug the hole with everything from the captain's coat to his rope, but in the end it's their smelly feet that turn the shark away. Each spread features a colorful, intricate pop-up designed by a master paper engineer, and the pop-ups grow

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In this pop-up pirate adventure, five pirates try to avoid being eaten by a shark when their ship springs a leak. They try to plug the hole with everything from the captain's coat to his rope, but in the end it's their smelly feet that turn the shark away. Each spread features a colorful, intricate pop-up designed by a master paper engineer, and the pop-ups grow more elaboratewith each turn of the page.

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Children's Literature - Eleanor Heldrich
It will be clear from observing this pop-up book in its plastic protective cover at the store what the story is all about and how the inside pictures will look. The same brown, green, blue, and orange colors are used throughout, and all the characters are already in place in the small castaway row boat watched by a shark. There are nine pages of pop ups which follow the deterioration of the frail craft as the boat springs a leak that gets bigger with each turning page. The crew tries without success to stuff various items into the hole in the boat. "A leak! A leak! We've sprung a leak! Do something quick" the captain shrieked. "Or it's way-hey-ho and down we go" Each couplet of disaster is followed by, "And as the waters rose, a gray shark showed his nose." A line on the front page advises that this is a "Tale of Bad Luck, Sharp Teeth, and Stinky Toes." On the last page, the shark turns up his nose at those stinky pirate toes and swims off. Reviewer: Eleanor Heldrich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811859233
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
04/16/2008
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range:
3 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Ray Marshall began his paper-engineering career in 1980, and in 1985 he won England's Smarties Prize for Children's Books Award for Watch It Work: The Car. He lives with his wife and two daughters in San Francisco. The Castaway Pirates is his twenty-fifth book and the first one he has written.

Wilson Swain lives in Glendale, California. This is his first book.

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