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Reviewed by Micaela Alpert for Readers' Favorite
Captain Sillyvoice and his Pirate Band by Ruth Whenham is a wonderfully written children's book. Captain Sillyvoice and his crew are playing and having fun, but soon after they learn that they must be scary and find gold in order to be real pirates. The only problem is, Captain Sillyvoice can't be scary because his voice is squeaky and silly. He is a great singer, however, and sings a song to the queen on an island. She appoints him as the singer for her party, and in exchange he gets some gold and a five-course meal. This book was a fun read, and I really enjoyed it.
In Captain Sillyvoice and his Pirate Band, all the lines rhymed with each other, making it fun to read. The illustrations were also really enjoyable, and another thing that made the book really fun was the fact that Whenham put in some 'try-it-out' activities. One of the activities was to try to make yourself sound like Captain Sillyvoice. This book is a great read, and I definitely recommend it to young children who like adventure and funny things. This is also a good book to help teach children about rhymes and morals. The moral of this book is to not be afraid of things and 'Good things come to those who dare.' Whenham has written a series for Captain Sillyvoice, and has written other books as well. It's a great read and it's worth the buy for your child!