A funny story about a bad pirate I thought this book was a very fun book to read It puts an amusing spin on pirates which I feel may grab the attention of some students I would likely use this book as a fun reading time book This book made me think about flags I think it might be fun to read this and talk about what a flag may represent I could then lead an art project where I have students create their own flags We could then have a parade or maybe it could be part of an Olympic learning competition. Nice to have a tale explaining how the famous pirate flag got its name. A funny story about how the skull and crossbone flag came to be.Ages: 4 8**Like my reviews? I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too These reports give a complete breakdown of everything in the book, so you'll know just how clean it is or isn't I also have Clean Guides (downloadable PDFs) which enable you to clean up your book before reading it! Visit my website: The Book Radar. An interesting take on the origins of the Jolly Roger flag used by pirates. Roger the jolly pirateBy Brett HelquistWhat an interesting twist on the old story I could have happened that way. makes light of the traditional pirate flag. but as a children's book it holds their interest. This book was very cool. A fictional retelling of how the Jolly Roger came to be Roger is a funloving pirate who finds a way (purely on accident) to scare an enemy ship away Fun for elementaryage kids. Roger is too jolly to be a pirateHe does not scowl, growl, or strike fear into sailors' hearts like his pirate friends So poor Roger is sent away whenever there is any real pirating to be done Then one day, in the middle of a great battle, Jolly Roger cooks up a wonderful ideaand pirate ships will never be the same again! Another one my children have grown up with Such a cute one!