on January 20, 2010
this story is (as you might have guessed) about a pirate and a penguin. the pirate lives a life on the seas plundering, pillaging, and the like, but as it turns out, this pirate is getting a bit sick of the whole 'pirate thing' and begins wishing for a quieter life. in the antarctic there's this penguin, and just by looking at him you can tell he's out of place. he's wearing a sweater because he's cold all the time, and instead of sliding around on the ice like the other penguins, he dreams of adventure and travel. so the penguin and the pirate each decide to leave their homes to find a place where they can fulfill their desires and end up where the other left.
this story is a 'you can be anything you want' kind of book, as one could assume from reading the first couple of pages. the penguin wants what the pirate has and vice versa, and the story comes to a close with them switching places and being happy. it sounds like it would be a rehashing of a cheesy, over-played plot that's been so watered down by politically correct sentiments that it's lost any value whatsoever as a decent story... but surprisingly this is not the case. the story telling is fresh and fun and the illustrations are colourful and animated. it's a fun read with a nice little moral.