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Yo ho ho! Pete loves pirates, but his mom thinks they are rude and messy. Then Pete and his mom go to see the Amazing Marco, and Marco hypnotizes Pete’s mom into thinking she’s a pirate! Now Pete’s mom won’t behave. She chases the neighbors. She steals underwear off other people’s clotheslines. She’s even flying the Jolly Roger over the house. Pete has to find the Amazing ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published May 23rd 2006 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Miss Sarah
An upper level easy reader about a boy who loves pirates but his mom never wants to play at being one so when a magician offers to make her one the boy readily accepts. Is a pirate mom better than a regular mom? Cute.
Nicola Mansfield
Nov 25, 2013 Nicola Mansfield rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: beginning readers
Having never heard of author or illustrator I had no high expectations of this easy reader beginning chapter book. I was therefore pleasantly surprised to find a fun, imaginative story with a message for both the child and the parent. The art is also humorous and of the cartoon show quality. When Pete wishes his mom would play pirates with him he gets way more than he expected after she is hypnotized into believing she is one. Pete comes out realizing he'd better be careful what he wishes for an ...more
Leslie
Sep 28, 2010 Leslie rated it it was ok
Shelves: early-readers
This book was read and tossed aside by my 7 year old a few months ago. I actually agree with it's "Step 3" level assignment. There are a few chapters but no Table of Contents. There are plenty of colorful, fun illustrations and the paragraphs are kept at about a 2 sentence length and one per page so beginner readers won't get lost or overwhelmed. My son thought it was okay and wanted to read it again. I recommend this book for the average 2nd grade reader.
Sherry
Feb 09, 2014 Sherry rated it really liked it
A very amusing tale involving a hypnotist, a boy, and his poor, unsuspecting mom. When mom thinks she's a pirate, all sorts of crazy things can happen, and it's up to her son to make things right - before it's too late!

Great read aloud to ages 4-6, and a good learn-to-read title.
Tam
Jul 26, 2014 Tam rated it it was ok
Shelves: early-reader
My boys (ages 4 & 8) might have liked this book more if they were into pirates. As a parent, I thought it was interesting that the people who came to the PTA meeting were all dad's and the nurse at the hospital was also a man.
Samantha Penrose
Jul 29, 2008 Samantha Penrose rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-books
ARRRGGH! This was a super cute book!
The description given in the book details above pretty much says it all.....
Andrea
Jun 21, 2011 Andrea rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: 4-8 year olds
Shelves: picture-books
My kids thought this book was so funny. It has simple sentence structure without sounding too stilted.
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