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Gary the Stegosaurus wants to be a pirate. But then he gets the chance, things do NOT work out. Getting seasick is the least of Gary's worries once he's on that ship! This delightful picture book from the Dinosaur Dreams series includes discussion questions, an interactive look-and-find fact section, and dinosaur facts....

Title : Stegosaurus Would Not Make a Good Pirate
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ISBN : 9781515821335
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 378 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Stegosaurus Would Not Make a Good Pirate Reviews

  • Schizanthus
    2019-04-14 17:16

    Ahoy, me mateys! This book were bein' a fun ride. Chock full of colourful pictures and plenty o' pirate characters, I enjoyed readin' this story. Gary the Stegosaurus does his best t' please Cap'n One-Tooth. Avast! He gets fired! Gary was not bein' the right size for pirate clothes, he be too big, his tail be too spiky, he not be eatin' pirate food, and he not be good at countin'. Maybe there be 'nother job perfect for a Stegosaurus, eh?Cap'n Thomas Kingsley Troupe, ye did a good job. Cap'n Steph Calvert, ye drawin' ability be full o' whimsy. Lads and lasses, they be enjoyin' this here book.I be receivin' an ARC of this book from me mateys at NetGalley (thank ye to NetGalley and Capstone for givin' me the opportunity) in exchange for tellin' 'em what I be thinkin' of it. Arrr!

  • ❄️✨ Kat ✨❄️
    2019-04-09 21:01

    3.5In this book, the world of dinosaurs and pirates collide for a cute tale with even cuter illustrations. Gary the stegosaurus wants to be a pirate, but it's a little difficult when the clothes don't fit and the ship nearly topples over because your body is too big; and on top of that, your prickly tail shreds the sails. Captain One-Tooth and the crew give Gary a chance, but we quickly find out that a stegosaurus just would not be a very good pirate! What career is he gonna try next? It'll make you laugh! There's an interactive bit at the end of this book - a list of questions that you have to peruse back through the book to find the answers to - that spruces up the book a bit too, and makes it more fun for readers. I think this book would be great for kids around the age of 5-8.

  • Mehsi
    2019-04-01 20:27

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.So I just had to have this book when I saw it over on Netgalley. Pirates? Dinosaurs? A combination of two favourite things? Sign me up! I was delighted that I got approved for this book.This book chronicles the tales of Gary (yes, really, Gary) Stego. Who is a Stegosaurus (duh), but also a pirate (arrr!). I am sure that most of you can imagine the chaos that happens when you put a dinosaur as big as Gary on a ship.We see Gary do his utter best, but sadly… it just doesn’t work. When he has to climb the mast, the mast can’t handle him. Clothes don’t fit him (though eventually they seemed to manage something). Every two pages is something that tells us that Gary may just have to give up on his dream as pirate. It is pretty hilarious, and I didn’t think it was that repetitive. Sure, you knew that what followed next would be a disaster, but what would happen? You didn’t know. Would Gary sink the boat next? Or would he accidentally throw people off board?The ending? I definitely didn’t expect that career switch. :P Poor guy at the end, I hope he survives this.The art is pretty decent. A bit simple, and Gary’s proportions seem to go from normal-sized, to a bit bigger than normal, to huge.There are also questions at the end. I think it would have been more fun had the page numbers been removed. That would make it more of a hunt, now it was fairly easy to skip to those pages and spot the hint.Lastly we also have a fact file on Stegosaurus.All in all, I quite enjoyed this book, and I would recommend it to all the dinosaur and pirate lovers out there.Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/

  • Storywraps
    2019-04-21 18:00

    Gary, a stegosaurus, dreams of becoming a pirate. Think it's possible for the big guy? He gives it his best shot but his body size gives him grief because Captain One-Tooth tells him it's mandatory to wear pirate clothes and nothing fits his over-sized body. Due to his hefty weight he keeps the ship rocking no matter where he stands and nearly tips it over. Now that's a BIG problem. He shreds the sails with his prickly tail, breaks the crow's nest because of his weight, and misinterprets the poop deck sign when he has to go to the bathroom. Oh my! Gary is turning out to be a liability on that pirate voyage I think, don't you? The other crew members are not amused when they discover he is a vegetarian and collectively give him stink-eye. He shows his true colours after another bad pirate ship comes within firing range and shoots cannonballs at them. Gary hits the deck and tries to hide but to no avail... he's too huge to even hide. His fellow pirates are not one bit impressed and probably are very happy with Captain One-Tooth's decision to terminate Gary's pirate position. Poor guy, maybe his dream of being a pirate and sailing the seven seas is just a pipe-dream after all. Did this turn him off and did he give up on pursuing something brand new and exciting? Wait until you find out what he chooses to go after next!!!! It will make you laugh out loud I'm sure. Got to give him credit ... he thinks BIG!!!I love the book and the illustrations are detailed, action-packed and full of humour. They have answers to some question asked at the end of the book embedded in them making this interactive component such fun for the reader. The book has dinosaur facts at the end too enabling young readers to learn more about these magnificent creatures. It's a fun read-aloud (in your best pirate's voice of course) and would be a great addition to a classroom or a school or family library. I highly recommend this book.

  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    2019-04-01 16:59

    Dinosaurs and Pirates, what more could you ask for. Gary the Stegosaurus wants to be a pirate. Unfortunately he has some issues due to his body and his size. Even though he is trying to do a good job, he ends up messing things up. The illustrations were great. They were bright, colourful and humorous as well as having some hidden jokes and answers to questions in them. Watch for the nod to the Titanic Movie. At the end of the book is an questions section where you can use the page number given to find the answers hidden in the illustrations. A cute story that young children will enjoy and parents will enjoy reading to them, especially if you can do a good pirate voice. A great addition to public, school, classroom and family libraries. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.

  • Tara
    2019-04-11 18:28

    I received this ARC from Netgalley for an honest review.This book is funny and has great illustrations to go with the humor. Kids will love this book especially the bathroom joke. This would be great to read for dinosaur and or pirate storytimes.

  • ☘Tara Sheehan☘
    2019-03-22 21:14

    This was a fun book to read with my kids and it would definitely be perfect to have around when “Speak Like a Pirate” Day arrives.The story wonderfully teaches a lesson on how sometimes what we dream of doing may not be possible but that’s okay because we should never stop dreaming to find the perfect fit. At the end of the story there is a fun Dino Dig where answers to the questions are hidden in the art work throughout the book. There ae also facts, discussion questions and a glossary that help turn a fun experience into an educational one as well.The art work is vivid and perfect with the story as it really brings to life this adorable and well-intentioned dinosaur. There was plenty of humor sprinkled throughout the art like the pirate flag whose traditional skull and crossbones kept changing its expression depending on what was going on in the story. The requisite parrot who seemed to take all the mishaps at ease by finding underwear for the dino, floating on a plastic raft and drinking ‘coffee’? My favorite was what appeared to be a nod to the Titanic movie where there was a female pirate on a raft while the guy was in the water clinging to the edge.As a mom I had fun reading this, especially in a pirate voice which made my daughters laugh, and they enjoyed the story. It gave us a great opportunity to talk about some of the things they want to do when they grow up, what it would take to get there and what other things might they enjoy if the first turned out to be something they didn’t want to do after all.I liked having a book that turned into an opportunity to learn more about my kids.

  • ☘Tara Sheehan☘
    2019-04-22 17:21

    This was a fun book to read with my kids and it would definitely be perfect to have around when “Speak Like a Pirate” Day arrives.The story wonderfully teaches a lesson on how sometimes what we dream of doing may not be possible but that’s okay because we should never stop dreaming to find the perfect fit. At the end of the story there is a fun Dino Dig where answers to the questions are hidden in the art work throughout the book. There ae also facts, discussion questions and a glossary that help turn a fun experience into an educational one as well.The art work is vivid and perfect with the story as it really brings to life this adorable and well-intentioned dinosaur. There was plenty of humor sprinkled throughout the art like the pirate flag whose traditional skull and crossbones kept changing its expression depending on what was going on in the story. The requisite parrot who seemed to take all the mishaps at ease by finding underwear for the dino, floating on a plastic raft and drinking ‘coffee’? My favorite was what appeared to be a nod to the Titanic movie where there was a female pirate on a raft while the guy was in the water clinging to the edge.As a mom I had fun reading this, especially in a pirate voice which made my daughters laugh, and they enjoyed the story. It gave us a great opportunity to talk about some of the things they want to do when they grow up, what it would take to get there and what other things might they enjoy if the first turned out to be something they didn’t want to do after all.I liked having a book that turned into an opportunity to learn more about my kids.

  • Bran Pendergrass
    2019-04-05 17:17

    ***I was provided this ARC by Netgalley and Capstone Publishing in exchange for an honest review***I know we are not supposed to share but I had my two little critics read along with me. My sons and I really enjoyed this story! They thought it was hilarious and want me to but the finished copy when it is released. The illustrations are very whimsical and do a great job correlating with the story. I did enjoy the questions at the end having to do a scavenger hunt back through the pages for the answers; which I had not noticed beforehand hiding in plain sight! I felt the story was written in a way that both teaches and delights children to use the facts they learn from the story to imagine how a giant dinosaur would fit on a pirate ship. I would recommend this story to anyone with children or to grade school teachers as a tool build a love of reading! I especially loved the poop deck scene!

  • Hilary
    2019-04-07 16:13

    3.5 starsIt's hard to review, because the book was obviously designed to work primarily with a double page spread whereas the ebook version had pictures that were split over pages, resulting in a lot of flipping back and forth to read the text and then go back to see what it was referring to, and some slow scrolling on the tablet for some of them.The almost-5yo was excited to see the title, but didn't seem as engaged as I had expected. Some of that is most likely the experiential issues (above) which distracted from the book's contents. The hidden trivia was hard to find, but as this is recommended for readers aged 4-7 I think the older crowd would have more fun and success looking.Overall, a fun read once, but I don't think it'll be asked for again.Disclaimer: I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • SantaFlash
    2019-04-12 19:17

    Two of my favorite things growing up as a child? Pirates and dinosaurs! So imagine my delight when coming across this book. For me, the T-Rex is my all time favorite, but a Stegosauraus pirate is still pretty cool. This would be a nice gift for any child that loves either of those subjects (or both!). The pictures are colorful the dinosaur cute, and the situations silly. Poor stegosaurus tries to be like the other pirates, but he’s too big, too heavy and just not built for piracy. Amusingly, he chooses a different profession at the end. After the story, the author includes a few informational pages on the dinosaur, so it isn’t just fun and games. Kids will learn a bit about the stegosaurus, such as the purpose of the plates on his back. I received a free ebook in exchange for my honest review. And honestly, this would have been a book I would have picked up for my kids.

  • Liz
    2019-04-21 22:08

    In case it ever crossed your mind that dinosaurs once sailed the sea as pirates, let me assure you that there was not a single stegosaurus on board the dinosaur pirate ship. Through an entertaining story and wonderful illustrations, Gary the Stegosaurus describes his failed foray into the world of piracy. He has only the best intentions, but he almost capsizes the pirate ship, his tail tears the ship's sails, and he breaks the mast when he tries to sit in the crow's nest. This funny picture book will delight its young readers. As an added bonus, there is a treasure hunt at the end of the book to find facts about the stegosaurus.I received an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.

  • Richelle Zirkle
    2019-03-24 20:13

    This is a cute title and often funny look at what life would be like on a pirate ship with a stegosaurus. There are so many reasons that make it a poor. The pictures that show the potential damage will surely make your little ones laugh.Some of the highlights for me include the hidden trivia answers in the book's pages, the dinosaur facts in the back of the book, and the questions for further discussion. This title should appeal to young readers who want a laugh and should be loved even more by dinosaur lovers. This is a good title to add to a school library collection.I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

  • Jim
    2019-04-11 23:24

    Cute. But really random - in a where did you get this idea sort of way. But it’s kinda fun. Unfortunately, the only thing I laughed out loud at was the bathroom humor. But that probably says more about me than the book. (view spoiler)[Apparently, the POOP deck is not a bathroom! (hide spoiler)]I liked the trivia about stegosauruses at the end. But one thing that could be confusing is when the questions ask about “the stegosaurus” it could mean “the stegosaurus in the story” or “the stegosaurus in real life back in dinosaur times”. Overall, it might be fun for your little dinosaur lover.Thanks to NetGalley and Capstone for a copy in return for an honest review.

  • Melissa
    2019-04-11 15:05

    Gary the Stegosaurus tried his best to be a pirate, but the clothes didn't fit, he couldn't eat the food, and he's just simply too big to have on a boat! The large and brightly colored illustrations were a delight - especially the details showing just how much he didn't fit in on the pirate ship. I sort of liked the questions at the end - I hadn't noticed any of the hidden answers initially, but I just wish they hadn't included the page numbers to look at as hunting through all of the pictures and then trying to match answers to the questions would have been a much better "treasure hunt" as it were. But overall it was cute and I think any small child into dinos and pirates would enjoy.

  • Cathy
    2019-04-07 16:24

    4/5 starsGary the Stegosaurus wants nothing more than to be a pirate. Unfortunately, his massive size is giving him some trouble when it comes to accomplishing that dream.The illustrations are brightly colored and are accompanied by simple text. My three-year-old giggled her way through the entire thing and asked me to read it again immediately.I received a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Linda V
    2019-03-25 20:25

    Thank you Net Galley for the book to review.Gary the Stegosaurus wants to be a pirate. Unfortunately he has a few physical characteristics that keep this from being the ideal job. Poor Gary tries to do a good job but is constantly causing problems. Bright colorful illustrations show the humor in a Stegosaurus trying to be a pirate. At the end of the book is an answer the questions section where you can use the page "clues" to find the answers hidden in the text.

  • Rebecca
    2019-04-12 20:09

    This was a fun, original read. There are so many picture books about dinosaurs that I was nice to read a fresh take on them. The illustrations are fun and whimsical and add a lot to the story. The back matter really sets this book apart. There are questions about stegosaurs with the answers hidden in the images throughout the book. It becomes a sort of look and find.

  • Susan Underbrink
    2019-04-19 19:02

    A big thank you to NetGalley for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. This is a children's book. A cute picture book with hidden answers to some fun questions. I wonder if pirates could swim? Can stegosaurus?

  • Ryan
    2019-04-01 19:26

    This would be a fun book to read at Story Time. Gary just wants to be a good pirate, but his plates get in the way, he’s too big, and he almost did a number two on the poop deck. While a stegosaurus would not make a very good pirate, it does make for a fun book.

  • Erin
    2019-04-12 17:18

    What a fun read! A funny story with great illustrations. I think little ones will really get a kick out of it. I like the question and answer element at the end.I received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Nicole
    2019-04-02 21:58

    Okay. Drawings are decent. Typography is kinda bad, story is okay.

  • Jen
    2019-04-19 16:23

    Pirates and dinosaurs....it’s a fun combination! This is a cute story.Thank you NetGalley for the ARC

  • Stacy Renee(LazyDayLit)
    2019-04-14 16:11

    Review will be posted on Lazy Day Literature closer to the release date.

  • Stefanie Kellum
    2019-03-31 21:27

    *I read a digital ARC of this title from the publisher via NetGalley.

  • Scott wachter
    2019-04-07 19:14

    delightful

  • Magy
    2019-04-02 18:58

    Gary the stegosaurus was just fired from this pirate job. But it was *not* his fault! From mis-sized clothes to almost sinking the boat from his weight, Gary has a tough go at being a pirate. Gary tries his best, but how was he supposed to know the poop deck isn't a bathroom?! Kids who like dinosaurs or pirates will enjoy Gary's fairly amusing mishaps.

  • Erika
    2019-03-25 18:02

    --I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are purely my own and not influenced in any way.--This book was adorable! The art I really liked, and the humor is certainly there. The idea of asking questions about stegosaurus and hiding answers in the story is fantastic and would be a nice bonus to little dinosaurs and pirates alike!