The Bossy Pirate

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Salty Jack is a little boy who pretends his bedroom is a pirate ship and he is the captain. His friends come over to play pirates and sail to Skully Fang Island (otherwise known as the sidewalk). They rescue Nautical Norman and Nelly the Sea Dog.

When Millie the Mermaid swims up to the ship, Salty Jack orders her to make fish sticks, but Millie says mermaids don’t take orders.

Barnacle Bob tries to steer the ship, but Salty Jack says only the captain can steer the ship. Scallywag Sanjay wants to use his map to find treasure, but Jack says no. Salty Jack throws a fit about having his own way, and his crew abandons ship. Nobody wants to sail with a captain who acts like that!

Salty Jack then tries to play pirates by himself but realizes it isn’t nearly as much fun alone. Will Salty Jack realize that having a crew is a lot more fun than having his own way?

The moral of the story is, don’t be bossy! Nobody wants to play when they aren’t allowed to add their own ideas to the story.

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Author John Steven Gurney
Star Count 3/5
Format Hard
Page Count 48 pages
Publisher Schiffer
Publish Date 2018-Oct-28
ISBN 9780764356254
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Issue February 2019
Category Early Reader


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