Captain LaPlank: The Perfect Pirate

by Flibber T. Gibbet

As Captain LaPlank warns his new crew before setting sail:
“I’m not much for mistakes, and I mean that sincerely.
Any pirate who makes one will pay for it dearly!”

This rhyming pirate adventure tells the hilarious story of a pirate captain who demands perfection of himself and his crew—until one by one, his crew begins making minor mistakes and are quickly shown to the plank!

(How else did you think Captain LaPlank got his name?)

It’s a classic and timely tale of something our culture often promotes—the need to be perfect and always in control.

At a time when we’re all are bombarded with unattainable images of perfection, parents and children alike have much to learn from the adventures of the perfectionist pirate and his ultimate discovery:
“It has nothing to do with ship captains and crews—
perfection’s not something that pirates can choose.
They’d bungled their business but those are the breaks—
mistakes are just something that everyone makes!”

Funny and entertaining, while also delivering important messages about imperfection, leadership, and learning to live with mistakes…

  • Fosters emotional and social development - 87%
    87%
  • Has a clear message – explicit or implicit - 97%
    97%
  • Helps children to understand their emotional experience - 83%
    83%
  • Developmentally appropriate - 87%
    87%
  • Captivating for children and their imagination - 83%
    83%
  • Builds social bonds - 80%
    80%
  • Supports loving relationships - 77%
    77%
  • Promotes laughter - 97%
    97%
  • Encourages creative play - 80%
    80%
  • Is inventive - 93%
    93%
  • Promotes diversity - 53%
    53%
  • How likely would you be to recommend this book - 80%
    80%

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