Argh! Ahoy, Mateys! Be ye ready for adventure?
Well, me hardies, climb aboard and give me an ear, for I’ve a tale to tell…
A tale to tell about a pirate book that is!
Pirates seem to be a favorite among many kids — mine included! We have celebrated Pirate Day with plenty of pirate adventures, and have read
a few a bunch of pirate books over the years.
“Talk like a Pirate Day” is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate pirates than with a treasure hunt?
This week we had a little treasure hunt of our own before bedtime.
A fun new pirate book and super cute stuffed animal — perfect for bedtime!
(This is a sponsored post; all opinions are 100% my own.)
Greenbeard the Pirate Pig, by Andrea Torrey Balsara, is fun book about a guinea pig named Greenbeard who starts off as a farmer and seeks adventure as a pirate. Along the way he meets Snug Rumkin, a rat, who tries to teach him the proper ways of being a pirate.
My kids love the fact that Greenbeard chooses to carry a carrot for a sword; after all, he says, “If the sword were sharp, someone could get hurt!”
Part of the book includes a pirate song that Greenbeard makes up to sing. I have to say it’s pretty catchy; my daughter was singing it to herself when she flipped through the pages of the book before she crawled into bed.
Want your own copy? You can find (affiliate link) Greenbeard the Pirate Pig Book and Toy Set on Amazon for $19.95.
However, in honor of “Talk like a Pirate Day,” one lucky reader will receive their own copy of Greenbeard the Pirate Pig and adorable plush to share with their own pirate crew.
Entry is simple. Just leave a comment telling me which pirates you’d like to share this book with. The winner will be determined via Random Number Generator on Sunday, September 22, at 12:00 a.m. E.S.T.
(U.S. residents 18 and older only, please. For full giveaway rules, click here.)
You can check out more about Greenbeard the Pirate Pig and the author by clicking here.
As stated earlier, we received a copy of the book and stuffed animal for the review. All opinions are 100% my own.
This giveaway is now over. Congratulations to the winner: Chris Carter!
Single Mom in the South says
We are celebrating Pirate Day at school today! We are right in the middle of comparing fiction and non-fiction, so I’ll be reading Pirates Don’t Change Diapers and comparing it to a non-fiction story about Blackbeard that I got off of Reading A-Z.
How fun! I used to do a little bit for Talk Like a Pirate Day when I taught — it’s nice to do something a bit different!
This book sounds perfect for Talk Like A Pirate Day and my son is obsessed with hamsters, mice, gerbils and guinea pigs. I would definitely give this book to my son. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
Sounds like the perfect book for him!
Karen Dawkins says
I would most definitely share this book with my daughter, Ellie! She LOVES pirates — and was dubbed a princess pirate at WDW — by none other than Jack Sparrow himself. She still has the certificate hanging on her wall. 🙂
How awesome is that! Love the magic at WDW!
Looks like a fun book and I love your activities.
For a great pirate book with a fantastic self esteem message check out Captain Crossbones In the Treasure Hunt on Amazon or Indie Brag.com
Rabia @TheLiebers says
Avast, I’d be givin’ this book to my kiddos and hopin’ they share it with each other! Arrrr! 🙂
We love to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day too!
Love how you replied in style! 🙂
Karen Dawkins says
Arrggghhh!!!! Why couldn’t I be that creative? 🙂
Marissa @ Life is Fantasmic says
Talk Like A Pirate Day be a favorite ’round these here parts an’ I do believe me two wee sprogs would best be enjoyin’ this book!
Love how you replied in character!
Thanks for stopping by — good luck, me hardy!
awww what cuteness!~ Looks like the kids enjoyed it!
Chris Carter says
AW!!! What a cute book!! I would love it for my sweet Sunday School kiddos!! 🙂
Good luck! 🙂
We have a full blown pirate week here at the end of every summer! It’s awesome because the local library sponsors it and has (mostly) kid friendly pirate programs on several of the days…at the end the pirates “sail in” to the boardwalk and pass out booty.
My little pirate troop would love such a prize to gear them up for next summer’s sail in!
That sounds like so much fun!!
My 4-year-old “pirate” would love this book! Just the other day she was using her own treasure map to search for pirate treasure! lol
Oh! 🙂 Love when they get creative!
Sarah B. says
My toddler son would love this book! He has a play house with a big wheel to spin on it that we pretend is a pirate’s ship. He laughs hysterically when I sing pirate phrases while he plays!
Oh, he would DEFINITELY love this!