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QUICK NOTE...Update: 1/2/19

The blog is slowly coming back on line. We were right in the path of Hurricane Michael (like so many others), and while the family is safe (pups, and parents), the house didn't fair as well. So, reading and blogging (as much as I adore it) have to take a back burner. I've finally reached a stage in all this chaos that I feel that I can try to take a few baby steps back into the blogging world. A post here, a post there, and who knows. Hope you stay along for the ride!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

STORYBOOK SUNDAY: Irate Pirates and Singing Dragons...

HI guys and gals!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

We're celebrating another day of bookish fun with Storybook Sunday! For those not up to speed on the post, I read a lot of great storybooks and thought, why not give them their own day in the sun. Hence, Storybook Sunday! Feel free to join the fun and create a post on your own site with the same name. I'd love to see any linked up in the comments! Anywho...back to the matter at hand.

Today, we're exploring the Fantasy side of Storybooks with one title that reminds us to follow our passions not simply our past, and another that poetically employs those fiery winged beasts of our imagination.  Curious?  Good!  My job is done...and now to leave you with the duo gracing our virtual page today...

The Irate Pirate

Illustrated by
Emily Lynch Victory
Outskirts Press

Petie is a pirate in training, who wants to be anything but. His whole family had always been pirates...hook, peg-leg, and anchor...but Petie wants something more, something different, something of his own, and until that balance between doing what's desired and what he desires is achieved, I think you get where the title of the story comes from.

The message is clear...reach for YOUR dreams, not the dreams of others. Just because all those before you toted the jolly roger, doesn't mean YOU have to if that's not what's in your heart! The support Petie received from his family was heartwarming, the direction given from the Pirate-in-Principal illuminating, and the final course set by our leading young man, inspiring. A good story for youngsters to get their sea legs with in order to prepare for the sometimes rough seas ahead.


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Illustrated by
Peter Sis
Greenwillow Books

A wonderful little collection of clever rhyming prose that will delight the kiddos, while still enchanting adults with its witty wordy wonders. Hard pressed to pick a favorite, but I have to say, the imagery combined with the poem itself of IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN DRAGONS, definitely had me smiling.  It's a great way to introduce wee ones to the poetry genre, while allowing older readers to revel in their love of the fantastical in a whole new way.


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Special thanks to Bostick Communications and Outskirts Press for The Irate Pirate review copy.  The Dragons title was a personal find at our library secondhand bookstore.  For more information on either title, the authors, or the publishers, feel free to click through the links provided above.

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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