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Shiver Me Timbers – Review! Nothing Rhymes with Orange by Adam Rex

19 Sep

Avast! Today be Talk Like a Pirate Day!

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Arr – So today me review (‘n this post) be translated into Pirate-Speak t’ celebrate!

Nothing Rhymes with Orange
By Adam Rex
48 pages – ages 5+
Published by Chronicle Books on August 1, 2017

Publisher’s Synopsis- “We all know nothing rhymes with orange. But how does that make Orange feel? Well, left out! When a parade of fruit gets together to sing a song about how wonderful they are—and the song happens to rhyme—Orange can’t help but feel like it’s impossible for him to ever fit in. But when one particularly intuitive Apple notices how Orange is feeling, the entire English language begins to become a bit more inclusive.”

Wha’ I Thought- ‘Tis a really clever book from Rex, natterin’ about bein’ left out in an incredibly hilarious way that manages ta touch th’ readers as well. I be a fan o’ how Rex be usin’ real pictures o’ th’ fruit, ‘n then drew o’er th’ pictures ta create th’ characters – it really adds a nice touch t’ it all.

Cast yer eyes upon it –

The rhyme be fun an’ flows in a sing-song way like the mermaid lookin’ ta cast their spell on ye. Th’ rhyme turns into a mutiny o’ craziness that parents and scallywags will get a kick out of. Rex brin’s Nietzsche in t’ rhyme wit’ peachy ‘n soon aft that, poor wee Orange has had all he can stand.

Th’ book be a great, simple lesson on includin’ others, showin’ it in a touchin’ way.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book!


I give this book five out o’ five bookworms!


ARRR! Tis Be a Bonny Book Review For International Talk Like a Pirate Day -Today!

19 Sep


Avast me hearties! September  19th is International Talk Like  A Pirate Day. Arrr! Shiver me timbers! I’ve been saving this reviews for just this day! Pirate Penguins? SURE but who ever heard of a scallywag chicken being a Ninja? Arrr. Me matey Ray Friesen did! That Scurvy Dog Friesen wrote and illustrated tis book! I did an interview with this gentleman o’ fortune about the importance of comic books in getting kids to read. Click HERE to read it or I’ll keelhaul you!

Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chicken -The Troublems with Frienemies.

Ray Friesen -Author and Illustrator
Published in 2011 by Top Shelf Productions
96 pages -Ages 9+

Pirate Penguin Vs. Ninja Chicken is a collection of silly comics. Tis book be about two frenemies (sometimes friends and sometimes enemies) fighting over hilarious things like smoothies. You’ll be thinkin’ the illustrations are colorful and as nice to look at as a squadron of lilly-livered scallywags being sent to meet Davy Jones ARRR! Follow Pirate Penguin and Ninja Chicken on their swashbucklin’ adventures. There are also some cool activities in the back of the book.

To learn more about Ray Friesen and his books visit his website by clicking HERE or I’ll make you walk the plank. ARRR!

I think I’ll add this book to the booty in my treasure chest!


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