Saturday, December 28, 2019

Review - Where Does a Pirate Go Potty?

Where Does a Pirate Go Potty?
by Dawn Babb Prochovnic
illustrated by Jacob Souva
Date: 2019
Publisher: West Margin Press
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: library

“Ahoy thar, matey! Where does a pirate go potty around here?”

This little pirate’s got to go potty! He wanders around sandy beaches and dark caves, discovering where the sea lion, the pelican, and even the octopus go potty. But where in the seven seas can a pirate go?! A hilarious adventure filled with playful anticipation and fun, Where Does a Pirate Go Potty? guarantees a good time and laughter.

This book is a companion to Where Does a Cowgirl Go Potty?

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This follows the exact same format as Where Does a Cowgirl Go Potty? and teaches the exact same lesson: using a toilet is so important that it's okay to break into someone's abode and use theirs without permission. The turns of phrase are even more tacky ("bury your treasure", "leave yer loot", "blastin' my britches") and the depiction of the toilet on the pirate ship is pretty ridiculous (I can forgive a ranch house having a proper flush toilet... but an old-fashioned sailing ship?).

Well, now I know what these books are all about. They sound more amusing than they actually are. Toddlers might like them... but the parents who have to read them could find them tiresome.

Premise: 2/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 3/5
Originality: 3/5

Enjoyment: 1/5

Overall: 2.17 out of 5

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