Article Title

The Pirate Jamboree


Sydnee Burr


Outstanding, Preschool, Mark Teague, Pirates, Clean Room, Poetry

Document Type

Book Review


Teague creates a fantastic world for his young readers in this lively story in verse. A reunion of pirates commences, and each participant is described as they arrive. It later becomes apparent that these flamboyant, ferocious, and fancy pirates are neighborhood children gathered together utilizing their advanced imaginations. In their raucous excitement, a huge mess is made! Then they spot Mrs. Jones coming in sailing on the S.S. CLEAN YOUR ROOM. The pirates flee, the harbor is quiet, and tomorrow will probably bring another pirate jamboree.