Stories for KIDS...


Danny always wanted to be a pirate. So one day he rode his bike to the harbour, marched right up to the pirate captain of the first pirate ship he saw and said, “I’d like to be a pirate. Can I be a pirate on your pirate ship?”

But this pirate has a terrible secret and it's up to Danny to help him! Prepare for the unexpected when a little boy and a fierce pirate set sail for adventure in this silly story.

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For Parents and Teachers

To determine if Why Can't I Be A Pirate? is right for your child, consider the following content. (Caution: Spoiler Alert!)

  • the pirate shouts and jabs his sword at the sky
  • the pirate almost drowns while taking swimming lessons

Topics to discuss with children:

  • Can you think of another way that Danny could have helped the pirate?
  • Were you ever too scared to do something, even if you knew that doing it would make you happy in the end?