MOM KNOWS IT ALL 2018 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – Captain LaPlank: The Perfect Pirate
A cleverly written and beautifully illustrated tale about a perfectionist pirate, the “fearsome” Captain LaPlank, who expects his new crew to make no mistakes!
A great book for all the pirate lovers out there and for every kid (and parent) who wants to find the ultimate treasure trove: accepting and loving ourselves and others—and overcoming the impossible demand for perfection.
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- By: Mr Flibber T Gibbet (author), Mr Rob Foote (Illustrator)
- Paperback: 56 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 12, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1726472639
- ISBN-13: 978-1726472630
- Purchase on Amazon
“I’m not much for mistakes, and I mean that sincerely. Any pirate who makes one will pay for it dearly!” says new favorite pirate personality, Captain LaPlank. A cleverly written and beautifully illustrated children’s book launched on International Pirate Day, Captain LaPlank: The Perfect Pirate (September 19, 2018) entertains school-aged children while ever so subtly delivering a message around imperfection, leadership, and learning to live with mistakes.
This rhyming pirate adventure tells a funny story of LaPlank perfectly captaining his ship as his new crew watches, until one by one they begin making minor mistakes and are shown the plank! It’s a classic and timely tale of something our culture today struggles to overcome, the desire to be perfect and in control. At a time when parents and children are bombarded by images in the media of perfect families and extreme athletic, educational, and financial success, we have much to learn from LaPlank’s epiphany, “It has nothing to do with ship captains and crews—perfection’s not something that pirates can choose. They’d bungled their business but those are the breaks—mistakes are just something that everyone makes!”
An emerging children’s author inspired by Dr. Seuss, Flibber T. Gibbet wrote the whimsical cautionary tale of Captain LaPlank: The Perfect Pirate to inspire perfectionist parents to focus on embracing children doing the best they can, and perhaps they can learn a little something along the way too.
More information, including a video version of the story and a downloadable coloring book, can be found on the Mister Flibber website. You can also keep up with mister Flibber on social media, on Facebook and Instagram.