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Captain Monty Takes the Plunge

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$16.99

Captain Monty is a fox and a pirate captain. He is afraid of water and can’t swim. One day, he looks through his spyglass and sees a mermaid named Meg. Monty tells her jokes. His jokes are amusing. Meg shows him constellations and fishing spots. He likes that she swims like a fish. She doesn’t want to go to dinner with him because he smells bad. (He doesn’t go in the water, ever.) One day, Meg gets captured by an octopus. Monty jumps in after her. He defeats the octopus by tickling it. Then they both go back up. Then Meg teaches Monty how to swim.

The illustrations are colorful. The animals are cute. Some animals are normal animals. Some are anthropomorphized, like the captain and his crew. The otter pirate has the funniest clothes. He’s a little bit too fashionable with a top hat. The illustrator uses scribbles for texture.

The ending is good. I don’t think it would help kids get over their fears, but it’s a good story. I wonder why Meg is a human mermaid. She could have been another fox or a different animal. This is a good book for a library storytime.

Reviewed By:
Author:
Jennifer Mook-Sang • Liz Starin, Illustrator
Star Count:
4.5/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
32 pages
Publisher:
Kids Can Press
Publish Date:
2017-Oct-03
ISBN:
9781771386265
ASIN:
1771386266
Issue:
February 2018
Category:
Children's
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Publisher

Kids Can Press

Issue

February 2018

Publication Date

2017-Oct-03

Format

Hard

Page Count

32 pages

Star Count

4.5

Book Author

Jennifer Mook-Sang • Liz Starin, Illustrator

ASIN

1771386266

ISBN

9781771386265

“Captain Monty Takes the Plunge”

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