Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Get Ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day with Greenbeard the Pirate Pig

Greenbeard the Pirate Pig
by Andrea Torrey Balsara

Greenbeard is a gentle creature who grows lettuce on his small, hilly farm. He eats so much of his crop his beard has turned green! One day a fine salt breeze blows up from the ocean, awakens his sense of Adventure and leads him down the hill to seek the dashing daring life of a pirate. The set contains a 32-page Chapter Book as well as an 8" plush Greenbeard toy with intricate details that will bring the beautiful illustrations to life! Author Andrea Torrey Balsara is best known for her children's books that "encourage kids to enjoy the wild ride of self-discovery" just as Greenbeard does as he transforms himself from a humble farmer to adventure-seeking pirate through his own initiative and hard work.

My Thoughts:
My daughter is head over heels for Greenbeard! As soon as she saw that this book came with a cuddly friend she was beyond excited to learn his tale and help him come to life. As we are busy getting ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day (coming soon! September 19th) this book was the perfect way to really get in the pirate spirit.

Greenbeard is lovable from the start, but he becomes so much more enchanting as he begins his transformation and adventure from his normal, every day farm life and begins to talk and act like a pirate. We have been reading a few pages each night in anticipation of the big day. My daughter is busy practicing her ahoy's and arr's just like her cuddly friend, Greenbeard.

This is the perfect book to share with your children in anticipation of Talk Like a Pirate Day... or any day you are looking for adventure and fun! And be sure to click HERE for some fun activities!

Simply comment below that you would like to win a copy of this wonderful book! Open to US only. Ends 10/1/13.