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Monday, July 29, 2019

Pirates Don't Go to Kindergarten Blog Tour: review & giveaway

Pirates Don’t Go To Kindergarten 
By Lisa Robinson 
Illustrated by Eda Kaban 
August 1, 2019 
Two Lions 

Yo, ho, ho! It’s a mutiny against kindergarten! 

Pirate Emma is about to start kindergarten! But Emma’s not so sure she’s ready for a new captain and crew. Especially since Cap’n Chu—the roughest, toughest, awesomest preschool cap’n ever—is right down the hall. So Emma decides to head back to the preschool ship to see if she can stir up a mutiny against kindergarten! Is that what she really wants? Or does she just miss her beloved Cap’n Chu? Batten down the hatches, mateys, because the first day of school is going to be stormy! 

Pirate Emma is not so sure about kindergarten. Her new classroom is kind of neat, but just not the same without her awesome preschool teacher, Cap’n Chu. So what’s a pirate to do? Sail back to preschool, of course! Can Cap’n Chu and some of Emma’s new mateys help her come around to kindergarten? 

Pirates Don’t Go To Kindergarten is a charming, laugh-out-loud picture book with a helpful message. Lisa Robinson’s clever use of pirate lingo, her pitch-perfect voice, and sweetly relatable story will delight and captivate little readers. Transitioning from preschool to kindergarten can be daunting and hard, and Robinson explores this monumental time with whimsical humor and encouraging heart. Eda Kaban wonderfully brings the story to life through colorful, engaging illustrations, full of fun details and expressive characters.

With lively text, amusing word choices, entertaining illustrations, and an ever spunky heroine, Pirates Don’t Go To Kindergarten is a shipload of fun! 

Lisa Robinson was born in Kampala, Uganda, to volunteers of the Peace Corps who later became world-traveling diplomats. When she was a child, her family moved frequently, so books became her best friends. She now works as a psychiatrist and writer. She holds an MFA in creative writing for young people from Lesley University. Pirates Don't Go to Kindergarten! is her debut picture book, and she has more books forthcoming, including Pippa's Night Parade, illustrated by Lucy Fleming. She lives in Massachusetts with her scientist husband, two daughters, and three cats. Learn more at her website, or on Twitter: @elisaitw. 
 Eda Kaban was born and raised in Turkey. Her travels brought her to the United States, where she studied illustration. Her work can be seen in galleries from San Francisco to New York and in a variety of publications. Her recent children’s books include We Are Brothers, We Are Friends by Alexandra Penfold and Pink Is for Boys by Robb Pearlman. Her illustrations have been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, Creative Quarterly, American Illustration, and 3x3. She lives with her husband and their two Siamese cats in Oakland, California, where they continually water their plants too much. Learn more about the artist at 

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Rita Wray said...

My grandchild will love this.

Danielle H. said...

this book is going to be fun to read, both for myself and for my niece.

Dan Denman said...

My grandson is almost kindergarten age. He would love this book!

Jillian Too said...

I would love this for my nephew.

Nancy P said...

Very cute book. :) I follow you on Goodreads.