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How to be a Pirate in 7 Days or Less
edited by the editors of Kingfisher

Shiver me timbers!

About the Book

Captain Kid has lots of advice for would-be pirates, from pirate names to what to wear to how to run a tight ship and manage a crew of bloodthirsty buccaneers! This simple seven-day plan helps the reader become a real pirate and then celebrate by throwing a fantastic pirate party. Step-by-step craft projects, such as making a treasure chest, a cutlass, and a porthole sign for a bedroom door, are easy for budding pirates to follow and use only ordinary household materials.

Best of all, this irresistible book comes with a pocket packed full of must-have accessories, including a pirate hat, an eye patch, a pirate poster, and pirate stickers. This is the perfect present for any little pirate who dreams of life on the high seas, at Halloween or any time of the year.

With the July 7 release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, everyone will be donning pirate garb and searching for adventure, just like Captain Jack Sparrow.

And don't forget to give your mateys a big Ahoy! on September 19 — it's the official Talk Like a Pirate Day!

To get you ready for the big celebration, here are some pirate jokes to share:

Q. Have you heard about the new pirate movie?
A. It's rated Arrrrrrrr!

Q. You know why?
A. 'Cause there's so much booty!

Q. What's the name of the pirate who liked to skip class?
A. Captain Hooky!

Q. What's a pirate always looking for even though it's right behind him?
A. His booty!

Q. What's a pirate's favorite kind of socks?
A. Arrrrgyle!

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