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Carole P. Roman: Captain No Beard stories #grow4christ #bookreview

on July 7, 2014



About the Book:


There is a storm brewing on the Flying Dragon, and it’s not about the weather. When the crew finds themselves parched and not enough juice to go around, blame falls on Matie the goat, Hallie’s friend. Divided, they square off, ready for a fight and Captain No Beard must teach his crew that not only is bullying wrong, they must learn to value and respect each and every member of the crew. Watch the crew of the Flying Dragon learn an important lesson about being a true friend.





About the Book:


After a fierce battle with a storm, the crew goes in search of treasure. Alexander, that is, Captain No Beard uses a map to locate it on the ominous sounding Snake Island. Bravely they dig until they find the best treasure ever!






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The crew of the Flying Dragon are sailing again. This time, new crewmember, Pepper Parrot is having a hard time keeping up with the drills. Captain No Beard and his mates join together to help Pepper achieve her goals with patience and tolerance.






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Captain No Beard and the crew of the Flying Dragon welcome a new crew member, when Cabin Girl Cayla joins the ship. Responsible for his little sister, Captain No Beard is not very happy because he finds his newest charge a distraction. When faced with danger, the captain must find a way to escape. While learning valuable lessons about strangers, the crew realized not to judge somebody because they are young or small. Strength comes in all sizes!





About the Book:


When the wind stops blowing, Captain No Beard and his crew, including First Mate Hallie, Linus the Lion, Fribbet the Frog, Mongo the Monkey and Polly the Parrot, are stuck on a desert island. Maroon with nothing to do, they begin to play and enjoy themselves. However, Captain No Beard has other ideas, bossing his crew around and making playtime cheerless for everyone. Soon, Captain No Beard decides he has had enough and storms off. When his ship is attacked by a giant squid, he realizes he needs his crew more than ever. Captain No Beard and his crew show young readers that’s it’s important to cooperate and share your belongings. The crew teaches us that if you want to have friends, then you must be a friend too.



You can find out purchasing information at Carole P. Roman.

About the Author:

Named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born. It has followed with four more books to the series. Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be.  She has just finished the first of six books in a groundbreaking new nonfiction series about culture around the world. “If You Were Me and Lived in…” combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us.

Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.



My Opinion:


I was recently sent 5 Captain No Beard books in the mail, and having read another one before I was excited to see what these had between the covers.  You may read my review of another Captain No Beard book at this post, like the other one the books encourage children to use their imagination.  Captain No Beard sails on his pirate ship with his First Mate, Hallie and in some even his new Crew Mate, sister Cayla are aboard along with his other mates – Fribbet, Linus and more.  Each book while entertaining also has a lesson built in some of which are divulged in the titles such as patience – with the new crew member, Pepper Parrot, who must figure out her left from her right in order to follow commands aboard the ship.  Another is sharing when the crew gets stuck on a desert island play time becomes stressful and not at all fun as the Captain wants to do everything first, so a lesson in sharing is quickly given to a Captain who doesn’t really want to share.  There are lessons on teamwork, getting along, tolerance of those who may be different in looks, thoughts or beliefs, even if you still disagree and more!  That is what I like about the books – they include a moral lesson, and these are not Christian so anyone can use them and Christian parents can include their own lessons on morality and how it all goes back to the Bible in how we relate to others.


The illustrations are colorful and keep even the youngest child’s attention as the book is read and they are fairly short reads which is great for young ones, nap or bedtime stories or just as anytime read when a child needs attention and a quiet book.  My 7 almost 8 year old son really enjoys these books since Captain No Beard, AKA Alexander, is the one in charge and leads his crew on high seas adventures all with using the imagination of a young mind – making pictures of stormy seas, attacking pirate dogs, and more will leave young ones knowing they too, can make up their own imaginative stories to keep them occupied both indoors and out and that is one thing that most children lack today.  The books are available in both paperback and e-book format which is great for those who have bookshelf space (mine are filled to the gills) or prefer an e-book copy so that they can easily take children’s books on the road with them.




(c) 2014, Sarah Bailey/Growing for Christ, All Rights Reserved, Unauthorized Duplication is a Violation of Applicable Laws



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