Fluffy, Scourge of the Sea

Fluffy, Scourge of the Sea

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by Teresa Bateman, Michael D. Chesworth
     
 

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Hearken to the swashbuckling tale of Fluffy, a pampered poodle whose pleasure cruise is interrupted by a band of scurvy pirate pooches. Fluffy will need to summon up all of his canine charms if he hopes to avoid the plank and have the pirates eating out of his paws. Hilarious art brings the motley crew to life.

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Hearken to the swashbuckling tale of Fluffy, a pampered poodle whose pleasure cruise is interrupted by a band of scurvy pirate pooches. Fluffy will need to summon up all of his canine charms if he hopes to avoid the plank and have the pirates eating out of his paws. Hilarious art brings the motley crew to life.

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-While out yachting, Fluffy, a dapper poodle, is caught by canine pirates. As they begin to taunt him for his foppish clothes and his name, he resourcefully declares that he is the boldest and most powerful pirate, "the scourge of the sea." The skeptical captain challenges the newcomer to a duel, which Fluffy wins handily. He then goes on to outsing, outcook, and outthink the buccaneer captain, resulting in the crew putting him out to sea and declaring Fluffy their new leader. After the poodle teaches the dogs that being cute will reward them more than plundering, they clean up the ship and themselves and become hugely successful and endearing pooches. The bouncing rhyming text is perfectly matched by the watercolor art. Using plenty of white space, the contrast of scurvy crew and the dandyish poodle will tickle young readers. Yo ho ho for Fluffy!-Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha's Public Library, WI Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580890991
Publisher:
Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.38(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Teresa Bateman was born in Moscow, Idaho, but moved to Washington State when she was three-years-old and that's where she has lived most of her life.

An avid writer and reader, Teresa has been making up stories and poems since she was in grade school. She is the author of FIONA'S LUCK, THE FROG WITH THE BIG MOUTH, and several other books for children. Teresa lives in Tacoma, Washington.

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Fluffy is a privileged, pampered poodle, And, we might suppose he's no match for a large, vicious pirate dog. Guess again. Lolling comfortably on his yacht, Fluffy is suddenly overtaken by a large ship flying a Jolly Roger. Of course, it's manned by pirates, and they think Fluffy is the biggest pushover on the bounding main. They laughed aloud as they brought him on board. Nobody but a pantywaist would wear ruffles, bows, and have his name on his collar. Well, Fluffy had a spine, and he quieted their laughter with the announcement that he was 'Fluffy - Scourge of All the Sea!' Of course, the pirates were dubious about this but as Fluffy strutted about the deck he began to look more and more like a buccaneer to them. The pirate captain hoped to prove Fluffy was a fake by challenging him to a duel. Little did he know that Fluffy had gone to fencing school. More contests followed to see exactly who was the most powerful and capable of being the ship's captain. Michael Chesworth's whimsical watercolor and pencil illustrations perfectly capture Fluffy, the Captain, and all the canine crew. - Gail Cooke