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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Captain Sillyvoice Takes to the Stage by Ruth Whenham is an adventurous and humorous story for kids. The story revolves around Captain Sillyvoice and his crew. Everyone knows that Captain Sillyvoice and his pirate band are the best sea shanty singers in the land. One day a new ship arrives, captained by a pirate named Scaryscar. Everyone is scared of him and he thinks he is the best singer in town. They decide to have a competition to decide who is the best singer. All the captains sing and as soon as Captain Scaryscar finishes, Captain Sillyvoice and his band shuffle onto stage and start their song. Though Captain Scaryscar slips out of the back door when the band starts singing, Captain Sillyvoice learns something that night from Scaryscar.
The story is filled with rhymes, fun, adventure and mirth. The illustrations are colorful and lively and they breathe life and movement into the story and the characters. It's a good book for bedtime story-telling and can also be used for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries. The book also has a sea shanty for children to sing out loud. The animals in the story entertain readers in their own way. Children will enjoy the story. It has a lot of color and fun and readers get to learn new things from the story. The nautical theme is fascinating and it takes young readers into the world of pirates and things associated with the sea.