Sunday, January 22, 2017
Pirates in the Library
author: Nadia Ali
average rating: 3.65
read at: 2017/01/22
date added: 2017/01/22
'Pirates in the Library' by Nadia Ali with art by Jake Tebbits is a fun book for young readers. It includes a treasure map to finding great books in the library.
When Ms. Benitez starts a new reading program by creating a treasure map for the kids, one inadvertently finds its way into the hands of pirates on the sea. Seizing any opportunity to find treasure, the pirates invade the local library. The librarian has posted a "No Squawking" sign so the pirates have to keep their parrot silent. The pirates learn that the compass rose on the map is actually a decoder for the Dewey Decimal System. The pirates find a different kind of treasure than they thought they would, but each of them finds something unique to their interests.
I liked the clever idea of incorporating the Dewey Decimal System into the compass rose of the treasure map. It's on the end papers of the book. There is also an appendix which expands the system out a bit more, so you can learn that Science and Math is 500, but Stars, Planets, Astronomy, Space is 520. It's a clever way to teach kids how to find treasure at their local library.
My review copy had a number of formatting errors in the text, where letters were missing from words, but I'm hoping that gets corrected for the final version.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Star Bright Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
via Wayne's bookshelf: read http://ift.tt/2jOM5i1