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Make your own treasure map!

Ahoy, junior pirates! Dead Skin Dave has passed along this important assignment! He wants you to make your very own treasure map!

tmapPirate’s Treasure Map.

Materials:

  • cold coffee or tea (about 1/2 cup),
  • piece of white paper,
  • a blow-dryer,
  • a little imagination and
  • some markers.

Instructions:

  • Take a piece of nice white paper and rip off all    the edges (don’t cut them with scissors, rip them!)  If you rip the paper a bit more    than you meant to, it’s not the end of the world.
  • Crumple the paper up as tightly as you can into a ball.
  • Flatten the paper out again and put onto a plate    or cookie sheet.  (if you haven’t told the kids what you’re doing, they’ll start    thinking you’re really weird right about now).
  • Pour coffee or tea over the paper.  Swoosh around with your hands to make sure it covers everything.
  • If you’re doing this with a large group of    smaller kids, you may want to get it to this point and set them aside for a couple minutes    (get the children arranged at the table for drawing their maps).  Then pull out some    finished, dried sheets that you premade.  It keeps the kids from having to sit    through the “waiting” parts of the project.
  • Let it sit for about 5 minutes (if you’re doing    it with a group, you don’t have to let it sit so long… 2 minutes is enough to give it    some color)
  • Pour the coffee off into the sink.
  • Blow-dry with a hand held blow-dryer on high for    about 5 minutes (leave it sitting on the plate while blow-drying or it will tear to    pieces).  When it’s pretty dry (and starts to lift a bit) switch the blow-dryer to low    to finish off (about another 2 minutes).
  • Now… take some markers and draw your map.      There should be a big X in the middle, a dotted line trail that winds around and    maybe a title that says “Pirate Island” and a North, South, East, West arrow in    the corner.
  • Once you’ve drawn the trail and X you can draw    and label some “obstacles”.  Some ideas are:
    • Bloody Beach
    • Waterfalls of Doom
    • Skull rock
    • Monster Mountain
    • Skeleton Jungle
    • Captain’s Cave (Captain’s Cavern)
    • Serpent Pass
  • You can roll the map up and slip into a 1/4 tp    roll holder or tie with a ribbon, stick it into a bottle or just hang it up on your wall!

Lastly, when you are all done, find something to hide, create your own landmarks out of cardboard boxes, and have your friends go searching for your buried treasure!

Source: http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/pirates/mmap.html

 

Autographed and personalized copies of Dead Skin Dave, the Pirate!

Hello, readers!

If you have yet to order your copy of Dead Skin Dave, the Pirate! and would like a personalized autograph to accompany your purchase, wait no longer! I am gauging interest in this, so if it is something you would like, please fill out the contact form below!

Once you fill out the form, I will contact you with information on how to order.

A Paypal account will be required, as it is the safest and most effective way of sending money and personal data over the Internet.

I’m goin’ back to me book, mateys!

Avast there, junior pirates!

Dead Skin Dave here fer one last blog post. It sure has been fun gettin’ out o’ me book and tellin’ ye all about my fantastic adventure. I hope ye are all plannin’ on orderin’ me book and reading it very soon!
I hope ye enjoyed me posts, and I look forward to seein’ ye all inside o’ me book!
Alas, have no fear! I will still be sendin’ activities fer me junior pirates through my author! Ye haven’t heard the last from me! My author, Ryan R. Palmer has many fun things on the horizon for all o’ the fans of Dead Skin Dave!

Catch ye on the open seas!

-Dead Skin Dave

 

Dead Skin Dave, the Pirate! is NOW AVAILABLE!
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Dead Skin Dave, the Pirate NOW AVAILABLE!

Ahoy, mateys! Dead Skin Dave, here! I am happy to announce that me grand adventure, Dead Skin Dave, the Pirate is now published! I look forward to meetin’ ye inside the pages o’ me book! Now, I turn ye back over to my author, Ryan R. Palmer.

Thank you, Dave! Without further ado, here is the ordering information for Dead Skin Dave, the Pirate!

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Dead Skin Dave, the Pirate!

Buy it now for $6.99!
Available NOW at CreateSpace or Amazon!

e-book $3.99 at Amazon

2 Days Away, Mateys!

Ahoy, junior pirates! We are only two days away from the release o’ me new book, Dead Skin Dave, the Pirate. I hope ye are all as excited as I am. Just thinkin’ about me grand adventure for the lost cutlass of Captain Bo Ben brings a smile to me  peely face. Me life has changed so much from that one adventure. I went from a joke to a great captain, met me best first mate Tom Swiftfellow, and even challenged the fiercest pirate in all the world, Hairy Hazelroth. Well, I won’t spoil the story for ye.

Be sure to pick up me new book this Tuesday on Amazon.com! I shall let the author out o’ the closet I trapped in him so he can tell ye when ta buy the book!

Until next time,

Dead Skin Dave

Dead Skin Dave hits the e-shelves April 23rd!

Ahoy, junior pirates! Dead Skin Dave, here. I have been busy gettin’ ready fer my big debut next week! The artwork is being finalized as I speak, and me first mate, Tom, is busy settin’ up streamers fer my big debut party! Today, I’d like ta share with ye the teaser for my book! I hope it gets ye in the mood to read the entire story!

Once upon a time , there was a short, skin-peeling mess of a pirate known to the world as Dead Skin Dave. Dave wanted nothing more than to impress his fellow pirates, but he rarely succeeded. Then one day, the feared Hairy Hazelroth sank his ship and left him stranded on an island full of wanna-be pirates!
Join Dead Skin Dave, the Pirate, his dim-witted first mate, Tom Swiftfellow, and the evil Hairy Hazelroth, as they face off across the high seas in an adventure full of laughs and swashbuckling action for the Legendary Lost Cutlass o’ Captain Bo Ben!

 

Until next time,
Dead Skin Dave, the Pirate!

 

 

Me First Mate is a Rare Find, Indeed

tomAhoy, junior pirates! First, I have a mission for you! Captain Dead Skin Dave is orderin’ you to come up with a pirate mascot! Have yer mom or dad leave me a comment here on this post, and I’ll be sure to see them all!

Today I’ll be tellin’ ye all about me first mate, Tom Swiftfellow. No, Tom, I didn’t call you. No, I don’t need anything. Grog? Well, if yer gettin’ some, that’d be great. I said IF. Yes, I want some, but only if yer gettin’ some anyways.

Sorry, folks! Tom sure is a rare find. A lot has changed sine I first washed ashore on the island of Brushwood and met Tom. Of course, I can’t be tellin’ ya about any o’ it, because I don’t want to spoil me new book coming out at the end o’ this month!

Without further ado, I shall do me best to describe what Tom looks like.
A tall gangly man with long brown hair and brown eyes. His outfit consists of a red polka-dot bandana, brown cloth pants tied with a piece of rope, and a white ruffled shirt that is torn in several places. A wooden sword is placed on his waist, held in place by the rope. His large nose looks like a squash sitting on his face, and a single silver earring hangs from his left ear. I feel awkwardly comfortable with the man’s cheesy grin.

I’ll tell ya, as annoying and, uh, not too bright as he is, he has saved me life on more than one occasion. And fer that, I owe him a place as me first mate for a long as I’m piratin’!

I look forward to checkin’ in with ye all again soon! Until next time,

Dead Skin Dave

 

Dead Skin Dave, the Pirate coming April 2013!
Click here for my Books page and get ready for the order button to appear in the next few weeks!

My fiercest enemy, revealed!

Hello again, junior pirates! Captain Dead Skin Dave here again. I’ve been gettin’ ready to debut my first book o’ adventures next month! I’ve had my first mate, Tom, go out ta all the party stores and stock up on streamers, balloons, and he even found little plastic treasure chests! It’s sure ta be a grand party, indeed!

Today, I am pleased ta introduce you to the most feared pirate in all o’ the seas, Hairy Hazelroth!
Hairy Hazelroth was the vilest pirate of all the seas! Every visible part of his body covered in dark black hair, green ribbons tied to the end of his enormously long beard, and his giant black Captain’s hat, all made this notorious pirate easily identifiable.
Hairy and his crew were known for pillaging not only Royalty ships, but even the ships of fellow pirates. And soon, he would be coming for Dead Skin Dave!

Well, junior pirates, doesn’t Hairy Hazelroth sound scary? I can assure you, he is! You can read all about my encounter with him when me book is released next month!

Next time I will be sharin’ a little more about me first mate, Tom! I hope ye are lookin’ forward to it, ’cause I am! Until then, have a swashbuckin’ good time!

 

Dead Skin Dave, the Pirate coming April 2013!
For more info, click here!

A Swashbucklin’ Good Time (To be cliche)

Ahoy, Mateys! Captain Dead Skin Dave is here, again! I be gettin’ very excited ta share me adventure with ye. Thar just be a few weeks until you can read all about my search for the Lost Cutlass o’ Captain Bo Ben, and my run in with the notorious evil pirate, Hairy Hazelroth!

Now, before my adventure comes out, I’d like ta make all of my young readers official members o’ Captain Dead Skin Dave’s crew! Thar only be a few simple steps ya need to do in order ta join.

Step 1: Ask yer parents if ya can be a junior pirate for Dead Skin Dave!

Step 2: Take the official Captain Dead Skin Dave Junior Pirate Oath:
I, (your name), promise to be the best junior pirate I can!
I will read all of Dead Skin Dave’s adventures,
Follow all orders from my Captains, Mom and Dad!
Speak like a pirate as often as I can,
And go outside and have a swashbucklin’ good time!

Step 3: Download and print out the Official Captain Dead Skin Dave’s Junior Pirates Badge!
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