We're Pirasaurs! We're Pirasaurs!
We rule the open seas!
We'll cannon-blast you to the past!
We do just what we please!
Meet the Pirasaurs, a ragtag team of seasoned pirate dinosaurs looking for adventure and treasure! There's fearsome Captain Rex, golden-toothed Velocimate, one-eyed Bronto Beard, and more fearsome, buccaneering beasts....as well as one new recruit who may be small, but who's eager to prove he can learn the ropes and find his place on the team.
But when a trap is set upon the Pirasaurs while looking for buried treasure, it's up to the littlest recruit to show the team that there's more to a Pirasaur than meets the eye patch!
The Pirasaurs and, yes, they are dinosaurs who live as pirates have a new recruit. He's tiny, orange, and eager to please: "With lots to learn,/ I've got to earn/ The crew's respect and trust./ I'll rise in rank or/ Walk the plank.../ I hope I can adjust!" When the crew comes face to face with another pirate gang in a battle over buried treasure, it's the new guy who shows how a little sharing can result in a big payoff. Funk (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast) handles this mashup with just the right combination of swagger and heart; his succinct, bouncy text should inspire rollicking read-alouds. Slack's (Race Car Count) richly textured digital artwork may, in this context, bring to mind images painted on a ship's deck. His hero is adorable and appropriately child-like, while the toothy, bug-eyed crew is fiercely funny, especially when they are festooned with jewels and gold chains from their big haul. Ages 3 5. Author's agent: Kathleen Rushall, Marsal Lyon Literary. Illustrator's agent: Lori Nowicki, Painted Words.