Pirates and Spooks, Beware!

Pirates and Spooks, Beware by Susan Weiner is an enthralling collection of poems featuring adventures based on the central theme of pirates. This book has chilling and exciting poems of all kinds of characters from villainous pirates and cunning mermaids to mysterious hitchhikers. This book aims to excite both elementary and middle school students and cultivate their interest in this marvelous collection of poetry.

The poems are witty, lively and contain a fair bit of humor that is sure to produce a chuckle or two from the reader. The vibrant illustrations in the book are captivating and suit the poems to which they accompany.

Although I had a fun time reading this book, do think that the poems included many high vocabulary words that the average elementary or middle school student probably won’t be able to grasp at first glance. But at the same time this can serve as an opportunity to learn new words. Which is why I think this book can be much improved with a glossary at the end to simplify the reading process for the students who are not used to complex or elaborate words. While most of the poems were easy and fun, I felt that there were a few rhymes that felt a little repetitive, but it was good that they did alternate with new stanzas. Apart from these small quibbles, the poems showcase the author’s fantastic imagination as the characters in the poems, such as the pirates, had many intricate and fun details to read about. This book is a great piece of children’s literature with a noble purpose.

Pages: 48 | ISBN: 1947860151

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