How Does Captain Jack Sparrow Alluring?

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Ahoy, Mateys! From little Jake, the Neverland pirate to the eccentric Captain Jack Sparrow of the Carribean, all of us, young and old, have fallen for the enigma of pirates. Why exactly do we find Jack Sparrow alluring? He is after all a rum-reeking criminal with a poor sense of hygiene. Maybe, his larger-than-life personality is easy to relate to for us because he is also down-to-earth with his human flaws. Captain Jack Sparrow may look rugged and act ludicrous but, he beams with courage and confidence, and sometimes he seems to have a conscience too. Are those not good enough reasons to consider him a role-model? Aye, Aye, Captain!

With their quirky outfits, eye patches, peg legs and hand hooks, it is no wonder that pirates entice young
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How to be a Pirate by Sue Fliess
Publisher: Random House

Show your child how to become a pirate with this fun rhyming book. Let her choose her pirate look complete with a pirate hat, an eye-patch, bandana, cutlass and even a pet parrot. Pirates don't follow rules so, remind her to throw all the rules out the window. Once she learns the pirate lingo, shanties and dances, she'll soon become a certified pirate.

2. Ten Little Pirates by Mike Brownlow
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A mighty hurricane strikes, and they end up on a deserted island. They find that their enemy pirates are quite friendly when the enemies share their treasure along with some ice creams for good measure. Helen Oxenbury's subtle watercolour illustrations give a fresh coastal feel to the book.

4. Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

If your tiny tot is transitioning to the big boy underwear, the Underpants series by Claire Freedman will motivate him. The Pant Pirates have only one treasure in their mind: a glittering underpant made of gold. They take off on their mighty ship, Black Bloomer with a treasure map in hand. They search high and low, across Big Knickers Bay and Three Pants Ridge, arriving at the treasure island a little too late. Another pirate crew has already claimed their golden underpant. But, fear not, Captain Underpants has a wicked (read: hilarious) plan.

5. Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet by Lucy Rowland
Publisher: Pan

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