Veggie Tales: Pirates,Mess Detectives, and a Superhero, by Karen Poth, is a wonderful Zonderkidz "I Can Read!" book. In this 3 in 1 book "young readers follow their favorite Veggie friends in3 easy-to-read stories that help teach early reading skills as well as sound morals and Bible-based life lessons". The three stories included in this VeggieTales book are: Pirates, Mess Detectives, and a Superhero.
My 9 and 7 yr. old daughters and I had so much fun reading this book together. You may think that my girls might be a little too old to read a VeggieTales book, but they weren't. My girls were captivated by this book, they enjoyed the bright illustrations, and they excitedly took turns reading the different stories out loud.
This VeggieTales book is an excellent discussion tool for parents to use with their children in discussing moral issues like: the importance of learning and sticking with something, the importance of communication and forgiveness, and the importance of listening. I think that one of my favorite parts about reading this book was the wonderful open-ended discussions that my children and I were able to have. I think that it so important to not only talk about moral issues with our children, but to also take the time to listen to what our children have to say.
I am excited about adding this book to our home library and about sharing it with you today. This book is a face paced, quick read, with a wonderful message at the end of each story. I would say that the book might be a little too challenging for a Kindergartner to read but perfect for a first grader that can read simple sentences and sight words as well as any older Elementary aged child.
Want to check our more VeggieTales fun? Head on over to their website: veggietales.com, where you will find fun printable activities for children along with resources for parents.veggietales.com.
Here is a cute matching game for younger children that you can print off for free at veggietales.com
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This "VeggieTales 3 in 1 book: Pirates, Mess Detectives, and a Superhero Book Review" first appeared on my blog, Learn and Grow Designs, on March 1, 2014.