Monday, June 30, 2014

Book Review: Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life by Carole P. Roman

*****This review is meant for parents, teachers, and other people that work with children to read.*****

The crew of The Flying Dragon is introduced in this Captain No Beard story. First there is Captain No Beard, Hallie (a young girl), Mongo (a monkey), Linus (a lion), and Fribbet (a frog). All of the crew is given daily orders by Captain No Beard. There is something said with the orders one day that isn’t understood so Captain No Beard gets out a pirate dictionary to give the definition to the crew members. They are faced with some stormy weather and have some challenges. At the end of the book, readers will discover where the crew starts out at, and how that place was transformed into a pirate’s ship on a body of water.

From reading this children’s book, as well as other Captain No Beard stories by Carole P. Roman, I was reminded that the crew aboard ships have to watch the weather because once a storm hits, it can be detrimental. I think children will grab onto that fact also from this story and the colorful pictures. I come across the term “all hands on deck” in my vocational life sometimes, and I like how that term is used in this story; it showed me if everybody is not at their post a ship can sink. This will probably also help children understand responsibility better as well, whether if it’s for them to handle a small chore themselves at home among other siblings, or work together with their classmates on picking up toys together before recess or snack time.

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

Disclosure of material connection: I received a free copy of this book from Red Feather Publishing / Carole P. Roman in exchange for a review. 


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