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Artwork © Mike Lowery

       "Gunnufson delights in language, both Prince’s high-falutin’ royal speak and Pirate’s down-and-dirty buccaneer-inflected growl. Lowery endows his flippered foes with enough humor and heart to sink an ocean liner."

- Kirkus, starred review

"Big personalities and their respectively gruff and highbrow comments will make for peppy readalouds."

- Publishers Weekly

"Prince’s proper, snooty vernacular hilariously contrasts with Pirate’s raw, salty language. At first glance, this is pure silliness, but a tidy lesson about sharing will rise to the surface."


- Booklist

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One day, while feeding the fish, I looked at this castle and thought, “Wouldn’t it be funny if a fish believed he was a prince? And wouldn’t it be even funnier if a bubbling treasure chest made another fish believe he was a pirate?” 

Take a good look at the picture. See anything fishy?

the story behind the story...

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