Captain No Beardby Carole P. Roman
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!
- CreateSpace Publishing
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.08(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Award winning author Carole P. Roman is happy to add "Strangers on the High Seas- A Captain No Beard Story vol 4" to her successful series. The first book of the series, "Captain No Beard-An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" was named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012, as well as received the Star of Remarkable Merit. It was also named as one of the Best Indie Books of 2013 with the Pinnacle Award. Roman has two other series, "If You Were Me and Lived in...", a children's non fiction book on cultures around the world and an introduction to yoga for kids. She lives on Long Island with her husband and very close to her children and grandchildren.
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Captain No Beard is on another adventure on the high seas. There is a new crew member on the ship, Cabin Girl Cayla, she keeps everyone busy making sure she stays safe. When she is not in peril Cayla puts smiles all of the crews faces including Captain No Beard's. To Captain No Beard's surprise a strange ship threatens to overtake their ship. But the his crew is loyal and known for working well together and this time they have new special weapon. Being a Captain is hard work, but duty calls! No matter which way the wind blows. The author has a big winner in this story. This has to be my favorite Captain No Beards so far. I laughed so much it brought me to tears. I love the new character Cabin Girl Cayla and the surprise weapon was even a surprise to me. The illustrations were right on with the story as always and the cute depictions of Cayla were a major plus in my opinion. I highly recommend this book. I rated this book a 5 out of 5. Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the author/Bostick Communications for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. This review is my honest opinion.
Strangers On the High Seas - A Captain No Beard by Carole P Roman is the newest edition to an emerging new, vibrantly illustrated children's book based on the popular pirate theme. Watercolor art perfectly accompanies the nautical pirate action. This story includes Captain No Beard and the other familiar heroes of the original book. Introduced in this tale is a new character, a diaper wearing baby girl named Cayla. This will appeal to young toddlers as well as older children. During the story children will learn an important message about stranger safety. In fact, the characters Hallie and the Captain teach the young reader that "we certainly don't speak to people we don't know. And we never approach animals without permission". No need for a parent lecture if a parent reads this book to their children. This book reinforces important lessons- repackaging them in the context of a fictional pirate story. This inviting new book series introduces children to the friendly pirate named Captain No Beard, and his frigate as well as the host of friendly talking animals. This is the perfect introduction to pirate literature - like pirate literature 101 complete with the typical pirate talk and pirate cliches. There is a pirate reference on every page of these books such as the Jolly Roger, crossbones flag, pirate slang and nautical terminology . The consistency of this series will appeal to young children. The surprise ending will capture the readers attention and encourage their imaginations. This book encourages role playing- where one's bedroom can become a new world, and blankets can become an ocean. Parents and children alike will be entertained by the final ending with the funny dual meaning- as Alexander tells his mom to "report to the poop deck", when it is time to change Cayla's diaper who responds that "I was only doing my duty". As a blogger I received this book from the author for the purpose of writing this review.
Imagine a child picture book with an exciting pirate story adventure that also contains some of life's most valuable lessons. "Captain No Beard" has it all. The quest to find treasure will appeal to anyone. The story about the mermaid coming on board the pirate frigate, from Davy Jones's Locker, with an astonishing treasure is only one of many absorbing events. The cartoon-like pictures are abundant, colorful and friendly. The book contains valuable life lessons- the rewards of hard work and the patience to learn by repetition. Parents desiring a book with an exciting story line and with events that will teach what must be done to excel and succeed will find all within the pages of this book.
Cute and colorful, this book is an adventure book for children that will teach them life lessons and give them giggles. In this installment of the "A Captain No Beard Series," baby Cayla comes along for the fun. The captain and first mate try their best to keep Cayla safe and out of harm's way. When a scary ship approaches them, the crew ask what they should do. After some discussion, it is decided to go with what they know and not talk to strangers. As the foreign ship approaches, the crew gets scared, and we even see how ominous the other crew looks--with a crab and pit bull! However, the strangers eventually leave for a surprising reason. This reason is one I will not spoil. Find out for yourself; it will give you a laugh. The illustrations are very well done, and the font is appropriate. In some pictures, the crew holds baby Cayla in dangerous positions--sitting on the captain's shoulders, being held sideways like a doll with one hand, etc. For children with younger baby siblings, this could be a good teaching moment for parents to tell their children how not to hold babies.