No Pirates Allowed! Said Library LouNo Pirates Allowed! Said Library Lou by Rhonda Gowler Greene looks like an action-packed library story. Written in rhyme (hooray!), and about a library (that’s always a good topic for a children’s book) and reading (another good topic for a book), this book promises to be entertaining and funny (at least based on the cover). A stern librarian (Lou) appears to be taking a giant pirate (Pirate Pete) to task (I imagine for being too loud, among a horde of possible other things). Brian Ajhar’s exaggerated, but feature-rich and detail-driven illustrations always add a bit of realism to and humor to any story.

No Pirates Allowed! Said Library Lou
will be released on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Next time you’re in the library, watch out for pirates (or maybe watch out for librarians named Lou)! I’ll be watching out with you.

Update: See author’s response below.