A Pirate’s Quest: For His Family Heirloom Peg Leg (By Laura Sams & Robert Sams) – A one-legged pirate has lost his family heirloom peg leg when it fell into the lake and drifted away while he was sleeping. The pirate was hoping to pass the peg leg onto his son or daughter and vows that he will never give up the search for his missing peg leg. The pirate follows the water out into the sea, looking for his leg. Along the way, he mistakes a turtle, the arm of an octopus and even another pirate’s peg leg for his own. The pirate collapses from exhaustion on the beach, where a little boy finds his peg leg washed up on shore. He takes the peg leg over to the sleeping pirate and attaches it to his knee. When the pirate wakes up he is overjoyed to have his peg leg back. The book is a fun and humorous read. My five-year-old daughter especially loves the the rhythm of the words as well as the pictures, which are so vivid and textured. The reader will feel as if they are right beside this pirate as he searches for his missing peg leg.
The book recommendations included on this website are books that my daughter Ally, now age 5, and I have read and enjoyed together. I recommend the books that stand out to me as excellent children’s books for writing, illustrations, originality, story and characters. Ally and I hope you enjoy them too!
- Book recommendation: How I Became a Pirate
- Book recommendation: Toy Boat
- Book recommendation: Jamaica’s Find
- Book recommendation: Knuffle Bunny
- Book recommendation: Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas