Kid Lit: Rowdy: The Pirate Who Could Not Sleep

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rowdy: The Pirate Who Could Not Sleep by Darcy Pattison

To be published on June 1, 2016.

Goodreads Summary:
A ROWDY HEART NEEDS A PAPPY’S SONG – A GREAT FATHER-DAUGHTER BOOK Captain Whitney Black McKee is a rowdy pirate! After traveling the seven seas and fighting sea monsters, it’s time to come back to homeport for a rest. But the Captain’s sleep has gone all awry. She cannot find sleep. Sleepless. What’s a rowdy captain to do? She sends her crew a’thievin’ for a simple lullaby. But the rowdy heart doesn’t always know what it wants or needs. She won’t find rest, until her own dear Pappy arrives.

My Thoughts:
This picture book had wonderful illustrations. They had almost a kid-drawn paper doll type feel to them. And the color palette is all purples and blues – water and Earth tones. I liked the pictures a lot. The words didn’t appeal to me quite as much. The rhymes were a little hard to read, especially since I don’t have a good pirate voice. Ha.

The story is about Rowdy, a female pirate captain who is desperate for sleep after many days at see. Each member of the crew tries his hand at stealing a song to help put her to sleep – a music box, a conch shell, etc. But all are unsuccessful. Finally, she spies her father. He comes aboard and sings a lullaby that puts her to sleep right away.

My Rating: 3 stars

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  1. I noticed in your post, you have Shaq as the author! I was surprised he would write about a girl pirate and then looked at the book cover. I think it's fun that the author chose a girl pirate and the blues and purples make it good for a calming bedtime story. I don't have a good pirate voice either….Aargh!

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