Talk Like a Pirate Day Giveaway!

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  It is one of our favorite times of the year - yes, International Talk Like a Pirate Day is this Saturday the 19th and we are hoisting a pirate booty giveaway!  We appreciate all of you and the support you have shown over the years!  We couldn't have done it without you!   Hope your weekend is filled with pirate talk with ye mate's!     This pirate treasure includes for one lucky mate: Penelope the Purple Pirate signed copy PBS Kids Pirates Ahoy! DVD Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate Music DVD's (2) and music videos disc Penelope Poster Pirate Treasure from Disneyland Disney Parks Authentic Pirate Pin $25 Disney Gift Card Code for The Day I Became a Pirate       Code for Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Treasure Island           Yo ho yo ho it's a … [Read more...]

Come Meet The Boo Hoo Crew and Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day!

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        This is my favorite time of year - not only do we have Halloween and Christmas but also Talk Like A Pirate Day on September 19th!  This year we are celebrating with a Talk Like A Pirate Facebook Party on September 19th from 5:30 pm PST to 6:30 pm PST!  We will be handing out some pirate booty including codes from some of your favorite developers and authors such as Blue Sandpiper Imprints Axe's Monster Fest, SoGaBee's Math Facts Fun and The Human Body Detectives.  We will also have some codes from PicPocket Books and Twinkle Twinkle Nighty Night, Treasure Kai, Purple Carrot Books and some from PBS Kids. And guess what?! Both versions of Penelope the Purple Pirate (iPhone version) and Penelope HD will be FREE on September 19th for one day only! We don't put our apps for free often (we need to eat too =) so make sure to grab it and tell ye … [Read more...]

Current Giveaway: Talk Like a Pirate Day Celebration

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  Aye me hearties!  Our favorite time of year is just around the corner and we wanted to share in some piratey booty with our mates.  We don't want to have to walk the plank so we gathered some piratey goodies to share with ye!  Make sure to read our interview with Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers and John "Chumbucket" Baur, the founders of International Talk Like a Pirate Day: http://melissanorthway.com/2012/09/in-the-spotlight-the-founders-of-talk-like-a-pirate-day/.  Enjoy me matey's and make sure to stop by Penelope's Facebook Page as all week as we be handing out more booty to ye.  Stop by our Talk Like a Pirate Facebook Page Event on September 19th starting at 5:30 pm PST.  Details found on Penelope's Facebook Page. Good luck with the giveaway - hope you win some golds, jewels and coins! A big thank you to our Sponsors: Karen Robertson of Treasure Bound Books - … [Read more...]

In the Spotlight: The Founders of Talk Like a Pirate Day

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Oh what luck me hearty's! I found me mates sailing the high seas and asked them if I could feature them -  as we LOVE International Talk Like a Pirate Day around this ship!  Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers and John "Chumbucket" Baur were happy to oblige a fellow pirate.  This is what they had to say about International Talk Like a Pirate Day that has grown 80,000 strong on Facebook and is celebrated worldwide! Have you always been a fan of pirates? Cap'n Slappy: I think it would have been hard (and probably still is) to grow up in this country and NOT be a fan of pirates from an early age. Pirates make being unconventional cool. They not only break rules - they smash them up and sweep them under the carpet. But there is also something courageous about being a pirate - you are the "rebel hero!" When I was young - six or seven - my little brother, Pauly (now a cop) and I would play on a … [Read more...]

Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19th!

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    What Are Pirates? Argh mateys! Our favorite day is just around the corner and we are planning a Piratey Facebook Party on the 19th and the treasure chest is overflowing with goodies to hand out!  What do you picture when you hear the word pirate?  It just might be a scary looking, sea-crusted sailor with an eye patch covering one eye sailing the high seas in search of a merchant vessel they can attack in hopes of collecting serious pirate booty such as gold, silver, jewels, and riches.  This is partly true  as the term pirate means "robber of the sea," and someone whose life purpose is to attack and take things from other ships. A life of piracy was attractive for those seeking adventure and provided an opportunity to acquire riches.  Some governments hired pirates to raid enemy ships and some were former government sailors who traded in a strict lifestyle for … [Read more...]