Item description for Veggie Tales: Pirates Who Do Do Anything & Me (Big Idea Books) by Mike Nawrocki, Karen Poth & Tom Bancroft...
Overview Not wanting to go to school because there is so much to do all of the time, Junior boards the boat of some lazy pirates who help him see that school is important, even for those who do nothing but eat, sleep, and play all day.
Publishers Description Junior comes knocking on the door to the ship of The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. He thinks not doing anything sounds good, so he wants to hop on board and be pirate number four This fun and wacky band of pirates convince Junior the importance of going to school and following God's plan for his life.Sunday morning values, Saturday morning fun. Now that's the Big Idea Through imaginative and innovative products, Zonderkidz is feeding young souls.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.38" Width: 7.12" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.54 lbs.
Release Date May 3, 2004
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Big Idea Books
ISBN 0310707250 ISBN13 9780310707257 UPC 025986707255
Availability 0 units.
More About Mike Nawrocki, Karen Poth & Tom Bancroft
Mike Nawrocki is co-creator of the popular series, VeggieTales. Acting as the voice of Larry the Cucumber, and several other Veggie characters, Mike also wrote, directed, and contributed to the development of the 3-2-1 Penguins series. He resides in Chicago, IL, with his wife and 2 children.
Reviews - What do customers think about Veggie Tales: Pirates Who Do Do Anything & Me?
These Really Are Pirates Who Do Something Feb 20, 2007
They tell Junior Asparagus that it is important to stay in school and get a good education so he is able to do what God wants him to to.
After the pirates play ping pong up on deck, they decide to go below and take a nap... because... well, they don't do anything. Unfortunately, their slumber is disturbed by someone knocking on their door. The story drags a bit when the pirates take their time seeing who is there.
Somehow, Junior Asparagus got onto the ship and declared he would like to be a pirate who doesn't do anything. Not doing anything seems more fun then having to go to school and do homework. The pirates try to convince junior that "school is important for pirates in training".
The book delivers a good message about needing to stay in school, although I would have liked to see more of the story focus on that area. The pictures are colorful and interesting although, Junior's... um... hair... looks too rounded on top. He's an asparagus. A couple pictures make him look like he has a cabbage head.
It would have been nicer to see the lesson of getting an education spread more throughout the book, rather than just at the end. There was only one small mention about God being involved in any of this and that was a bit of a disappointment. We always look to Veggie Tales for a Christian lesson and this book seems to lack that a bit.
This book was written, in part, by Mike Nawrocki who seems to focus more on the silly aspects of Veggie Tales while Phil Vischer appeared to have more of a handle on the biblical lesson that could be learned. Now that Phil Vischer is less involved in his vegetable creations, I hope the current leadership of Big Idea, Inc. still retains the strong Christian messages that made Veggie Tales so appealing in the first place.
My kids seemed to like it and it ultimately delivers a good message.