Pirates Don't Go To Kindergarten



Pirates Don’t Go to Kindergarten!

By Lisa Robinson

Illustrated by Eda Kaban

Published by Two Lions

ISBN-13: 978-1542092753

Ages: Preschool-5

Yo, ho, ho! It’s a mutiny against kindergarten!

Pirate Emma is about to start kindergarten! But Emma’s not so sure she’s ready for a new captain and crew. Especially since Cap’n Chu—the roughest, toughest, awesomest preschool cap’n ever—is right down the hall. So Emma decides to head back to the preschool ship to see if she can stir up a mutiny against kindergarten! Is that what she really wants? Or does she just miss her beloved Cap’n Chu? Batten down the hatches, mateys, because the first day of school is going to be stormy!

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Lisa Robinson was never a pirate (unfortunately!), but she fondly remembers many a teacher she didn’t want to leave behind. Her daughters’ love of their preschool teachers inspired this tale. She is also the author of Pippa’s Night Parade and has two more pictures books coming out in 2020: Madame Saqui, Revolutionary Rope Dancer, illustrated by Rebecca Green, and Were I Not a Girl I Would Be a Soldier: The Inspiring and True Story of Dr. James Barry, illustrated by Lauren Simkin Berke. She lives in Massachusetts with her family and three mischievous cats. Learn more about her at

Eda Kaban was born and raised in Turkey. Her travels brought her to the United States, where she studied illustration. Her work can be seen in galleries from San Francisco to New York and in a variety of publications. Her recent children’s books include We Are Brothers, We Are Friends by Alexandra Penfold and Pink Is for Boys by Robb Pearlman. Her illustrations have been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, Creative QuarterlyAmerican Illustration, and 3x3. She lives with her husband and their two Siamese cats in Oakland, California, where they continually water their plants too much. Learn more about the artist at