Authors: Richard Scarry
A 1989 Pictureback edition. Copyright ©1972, 1978 by Richard Scarry. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States by Random House, Inc., New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto. Originally published in different form in Richard Scarry’s Funniest Storybook Ever in 1972 and in Richard Scarry’s Bedtime Stories in 1978. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: Scarry, Richard. Richard Scarry’s Bedtime stories. (A Random House pictureback) SUMMARY: A collection of five stories featuring familiar characters such as Lowly Worm and Uncle Willy. 1. Children’s stories, American. [1. Short stories] I. Title. II. Title: Bedtime stories. PZ7.S327Bam 1986 [E] 86-484 eISBN: 978-0-307-97476-1
Not a soul dared to go sailing. Do you know why?
There was a wicked band of pirates about, and they would steal anything they could get their hands on!
But Uncle Willy wasn’t afraid. “They won’t bother me,” he said.
He dropped his anchor near a deserted island. Aunty Pastry had baked him a pie for his lunch.
“I think I will have a little nap before I eat my pie,” said Uncle Willy to himself.
Uncle Willy went to sleep.
. What is
I see climbing on board?
And another! And another?
PIRATES, UNCLE WILLY!