Less than a week into the new year, I think we may have already found our favorite book of 2010. I know that sounds a tad dramatic, but really, this book is fabulous. I laughed out loud several times, and the kid adored the artwork, and I think they may now be wondering if their Papa is really a pirate too...
Papa is a Pirate by Katharina Grossmann-Hensel tells an imaginative tall-tale through the eyes (and voice) of a very clever little boy, quizzing his Papa after work. The dad (or papa) in this story tells of "rough seas" at work this day, and off the story goes as the papa lets the son in on the "secret" that he's a pirate.
No matter what the son comes up with; "But you ride your bike to work, not a ship!" the papa has a very probably answer... I mean really, making money by doing pirate shows for tourists is totally believable! Oh, and the papa met the mama (who is also a pirate) when her ship had sunk (and she swam half the ocean to a deserted island).
The papa in this house definitely needs to read this book to our kiddos—pronto! I'm certain that he'll love it as much as we do.