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Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life by Carole P. Roman #grow4christ #review

on April 4, 2014

About the Book:

Captain No Beard and his pirate ship The Flying Dragon set sail for a voyage of the imagination with his fearless crew of four: First Mate Hallie, Mongo the Monkey, Linus the loudmouthed lion, and Fribbet the floppy frog. Normally a young boy named Alexander, his cousin Hallie, and three stuffed animals, once they board his bed their world is transformed into a magical vessel sailing the seven seas on dangerous and exciting adventures!


You can purchase a copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and on Create Space e-store.



My Opinion:


I’ve had the pleasure of reading other of Carole P. Roman’s books to my children through being a part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, and so when I had the change to read Captain No Beard through Bostick Communications I knew I had to check it out!  One thing a lot of children don’t exercise is their ability to create through their imagination and I think that is what I liked so much about this cute 40 page children’s book.  While I don’t like to make pirates sound like a good thing, children will pretend and the young boy Alexander and his cousin Hallie pretend to be pirates – but they aren’t bad.  My son loved the colorful illustrations and when I asked him who the mermaid was at the end he answered and I knew he was paying attention!


It was a fun, quick read while we waited during a recent medical appointment and it kept his interest and mine during the entire story, even I wanted to know what was going on because there is no clue given that these two children are indeed using their imagination. My son laughed when I gave my best pirate voice when shouting “shiver me timbers” or “sail ho’ ” while reading – of course he is still young enough to enjoy my silly antics when reading a loud to him.  The book has won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Best of 2012 Kirkus Reviews – and once you read it with your child you’ll see why.  Letting a child explore the world through imagination can go a long way in how they understand the real world and even maybe create a love of learning that they seek out on their own.



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3 responses to “Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life by Carole P. Roman #grow4christ #review

  1. Thank you for all your support and the wonderful review!!!

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