I don’t actually endorse Set to Sea as a book suitable for kids, but this is an adorable/hilarious/surprisingly sophisticated take.
And I don’t think I’ve actually plugged the book for a few weeks! My nautical comic, Set to Sea, is out as a handsome little hardback book! You can read the first part of the story here. You can buy a copy from Fantagraphics or from Amazon. I’d appreciate it.