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Pirate's Lullaby

Written by Marcie Wessels & illustrated by Tim Bowers
4.42 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 3.8 / 5.0
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What's Pirate's Lullaby About

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“Yo ho ho! It’s bedtime, but first it’s mutiny! This little pirate will do anything to avoid going to sleep. Read along in fun pirate lingo as our young swashbuckler stows his toys in his “treasure chest”, searches for his best “mate” (peg-legged Captain Teddy), plays a game of “walk the plank”, and reads a few bedtime stories from “Davy Jones’s Locker”. Will Papa Pirate ever get his little one to catch “forty winks”? Young pirate fans will love this funny, rhyming bedtime story as they laugh along with the little pirate’s plots to stay up. It’s sure to get every young reader into his “bunk” night after night.”

What Kind of Book is Pirate's Lullaby

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Mom of Boys
Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
4.5 / 7.0

This is a fun book full of rhyming and pirate talk. I love the references used that relate to bedtime (or trying to escape bedtime) and pirate adventures. You will definitely experience a load of fun with your little one as you read this before bed.

The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.5 / 7.0

Super clever use of pirate jargon in this going to bed book. The meter and rhyming are great, and the illustrations seamlessly guide one back and forth between the imaginary pirate ship and the more realistic home. The little boy in this book employs all the usual shenanigans to put off bed time (running away, needs a drink, needs a story, etc.) and I don’t love that in the end the dad falls asleep and the little boy does not (making it seem like he gets away with all his shenanigans), but it’s pretty cute overall.

B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
4.25 / 7.0

This pirate-themed bedtime book is full of pirate vocabulary and references! Cute illustrations, but the ending isn’t my favorite. This wouldn’t be my first choice for a bedtime book, but it’s cute and a fun read-a-loud.

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Who Wrote Pirate's Lullaby

Marcie Wessels

Marcie Wessels loves to play games - especially board games like Scrabble. She tinkers with words and invents stories including PIRATE’S LULLABY: MUTINY AT BEDTIME and THE BOY WHO THOUGHT OUTSIDE THE BOX: THE STORY OF VIDEO GAME INVENTOR RALPH BAER. She lives in San Diego, California. You can find her online at

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Who Illustrated Pirate's Lullaby

Tim Bowers

Illustrator Tim Bowers has created memorable art for over thirty-five children’s books, including The New York Times bestsellers, Dream Big, Little Pig! written by Kristi Yamaguchi and Dinosaur Pet by Neil Sedaka and Marc Sedaka. His work has been published in children’s magazines, his illustrations have been used on a wide variety of products and his characters have appeared on hundreds of greeting cards. Bowers and his wife live in central Ohio. They are the parents of four grown children and are proud grandparents.

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August 25, 2015
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