Thursday, April 30, 2009
Fluffy, Scourge of the Seas by Teresa Bateman, illustrated by Mark Chesworth,
Fluffy, a white and pampered poodle, sails on his yacht when one day overcome by pirates he must prove that he is the scourge of the sea. How does a white poodle, dressed in ruffles and lace and named Fluffy, prove that he is the scourge of the sea? Fluffy demonstrates for the pirates his better skills by bringing in better food, clothes and a life of leisure. Anything the pirate captain can do, like Annie Oakley, Fluffy can do better. The illustrations captivate and the words sing; combined no one can resist the wiles of Fluffy. Fluffy demonstrates that ingenuity can triumph over fear.