Milo is fed up. He wants to play at being a pirate captain, but the other children say he's too short, he must be a deck hand. He's too small to be a lion, and not handsome enough to be the prince. But Milo's mom makes him see that the other roles can be even more fun. After all, knights get to fight dragons, and monkeys have far more fun than lions, swinging through the trees!
Winner of the Little Tiger Press New Author Prize 2003, this is an empowering story of how, with imagination and his mom's help, one boy turns rejection into triumph.