Want to know the perfect way to annoy your parents or your brother or sister? Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day today. You can dress up like a pirate and talk like one all day long. Here are some fun websites to help you celebrate:
- Pirate Translator – You can put in a few words, a sentence or even a whole website and this website will translate it all into pirate speak. Try translating the Kids Blog into pirate speak – it’s totally awesome!
- Pirate Glossary - learn heaps of pirate words so that you can talk like a pirate all day long.
You can also find heaps of books on pirates in the library:
My mum, (who is the best librarian in the world – sorry Zac!) chose this book as a read aloud. I’m really glad she did.
This book is about Captain Wildbloode the Wicked and her nephew Finnigan. Captain Wildbloode is said to be “the most ferocious pirate in all the seven seas.” So much so that she wants Finnigan to carry on all the glory, fame and fortune that she has created.
But Finnigan has his heart set on a slightly different desire. He LOVES to dance and his dream is to attend ballet school, on land. But in order to get there he must work out a fiendishly clever plan to get his aunt on land, never to return to sea again. But that has its own problems when plans include sea monsters, storms, fire and cannibals!
My favourite character was Finnigan because his obvious joy when he dances and Captain Wildbloode’s obvious joy at mayhem, murder, pillaging and plundering is entertaining when side by side. I liked the cunning nature of Finnigan’s plans and the funny side of the ending.
I would recommend this for 8+ years because Eibhlin, (my sister and another blogger) thought it was exquisite and she is 8 years old. Definitely a great book … READ THIS BOOK!