Captain No Beard

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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!
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Overview

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!
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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
Roman's (Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience: A Captain No Beard Story, 2013) latest adventure about Captain No Beard and his band of plucky pirates tackles the issue of stranger danger. Captain No Beard is good-naturedly cranky about the fact that he's babysitting his new cabin girl, Cayla, while trying to enjoy a day on the high seas. Roman's color illustrations are hilarious and animated, showcasing the great horror of the crew when Cayla almost tips over the edge of the boat before Captain No Beard rescues her by grabbing her diaper. First mate Hallie cheerfully stands up to Captain No Beard's complaints about Cayla, seeing only great fun in having a baby on board. Her defense of Cayla is a good reminder to kids that it's OK to stand up for what's right, including defending those who are being picked on, even when dealing with people in positions of power. The debate over Cayla is forgotten when Captain No Beard and the others notice a dark, scary ship approaching at high speed. The crew of the incoming ship shouts over the wind, innocently claiming to be lost and in need of directions. Captain No Beard's crew quickly goes into a huddle, some of them having heard rumors about the approaching ship, with its troublemaking first mate, Crab Cakes, and the mean captain, Shark Bait. Clever humor abounds, such as when Fribbet the Frog declares that he does not like crab cakes because "they are very messy," not realizing that the Crab Cakes in question is actually the first mate. The crew agrees that although they have heard of the approaching crew, they do not truly know them. First mate Hallie announces, "We certainly don't speak to people we don't know. And we never approach animals without permission." Hearty agreement reverberates, and Captain No Beard steers his vessel away from the approaching ship…but they cannot escape! At least not until a great odor wafting from Cayla's diaper sends the enemy scurrying for cover in an unexpected but hilarious conclusion to the story. The delivery of the message and the content is first-rate, and the twist at the end will leave readers laughing out loud and ready for the next book in the series. Another victory on the high seas for Roman.
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Debut author Roman pens a picture book about an imaginative boy who transforms his bed and stuffed animals into props for a marvelous pirate adventure. Roman draws the reader in from the first page with illustrations that are cheerful and clever. The story showcases a young pirate and his menagerie: cousin Hallie, a first mate who sports a purple bandanna and ruffled pirate shirt; Linus, the loudmouthed but scaredy-cat lion with a braided goatee; Fribbet, the floppy frog with an audacious red pirate hat; and Mongo, the mast-climbing monkey who charms with an eye patch and endearingly oversized lips. Roman deftly creates an appealing visual experience with engaging, bright illustrations that will appeal to young readers. The characters are rich with animated expressions and personalities that showcase the creative and warmhearted ways the characters have fun. Well-drafted secondary characters also include the "mermaid" who appears with a plate of golden doubloons (in the form of cookies) and orders the pirate not to get crumbs on the bed when eating them. The text has a lovely intonation when read aloud, and the simple, understandable story also carries a more complex, clever subtext that will allow for educational discussions. The captain's constant good-natured lament that "being a captain is hard work"--as he watches his crew do all the actual labor--is hilarious and a pleasant opportunity to teach children about the nuances of words and their layers of meaning. The author's adept use of genuine pirate terms--"swab the decks," "pump the bilges" and "me hearties"--adds flavor and authenticity to the story, too. The captain and his crew sit down with a dictionary to figure out what "shiver me timbers" means, and then they take great delight upon using the phrase correctly; children will, too. Roman charms with an imaginative, whimsical picture book that will entertain even the oldest pirates.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781480177222
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/2/2013
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.08 (d)

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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  • Posted June 19, 2013

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    Captain No Beard is on another adventure on the high seas.  Ther

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2013

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    Strangers On the High Seas - A Captain No Beard by Carole P Ro


    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2014

    Imagine a child picture book with an exciting pirate story adven

    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.

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  • Posted May 15, 2013

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    Cute and colorful, this book is an adventure book for children t

    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.    

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