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Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience

Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience

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by Carole P. Roman
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.


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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Kirkus Reviews
In Roman's (Captain No Beard, 2012, etc.) latest children's book, a feisty parrot joins the crew of Capt. No Beard's pirate ship, The Flying Dragon, but struggles to keep up with the other crew members. Pirate captain No Beard runs a tight ship. His crew--Mongo the monkey, Linus the lion, Fribbet the frog and human Hallie, the first mate and the captain's cousin--gets along swimmingly as they do their assigned tasks. Then Pepper the parrot joins The Flying Dragon as the new cook. She's feisty and friendly, but when Capt. No Beard has the crew practice their emergency routines on deck, she can't keep her right and left sides straight (starboard and port, in nautical jargon). After a few failed attempts at getting it right, she throws a temper tantrum and pounds her wings on the deck in frustration. Kindly Hallie realizes what the problem is and teaches Pepper a way to tell her right side from her left side--by making an L shape with her left wing. Once Pepper has a handle on the directions, Hallie tells her, "See, Pepper, there was no reason to cry. Don't get angry and scream. Just ask for help and wait. We are all here to help you. That's what crewmates do. All you need is a little patience." The rest of the crew members applaud her and rename her Polly. Roman's story, the second in the Capt. No Beard series, stresses the importance of teamwork and the necessity of not giving up in difficult situations. The characters help each other to build confidence and learn new skills, and they do so in a kind, patient way. The book has colorful illustrations on each page and uses lots of pirate lingo, which makes this an appealing read for young children. At the end, readers learn that Capt. No Beard is actually a kid named Alexander who was playing in his bedroom, adding a playful dimension about the importance of imagination. A charming children's story about not giving up.

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CreateSpace Publishing
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Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Award winning author Carole P. Roman is a former teacher. Named to Kirkus Reviews"Best of 2012, for her first book "Captain No Beard-An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life", she has turned the book into a series. She is currently working on a series for children about cultures around the world.

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Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Teresa_Konopka More than 1 year ago
“Pepper Parrot’s Problem with Patience” by Carole P. Roman is a delightful book about learning and overcoming difficulties in life. Out of all of Roman’s pirate books, I have to say that this one is my favorite. Besides being full of great artistic pictures, this book really hits home on handing emotions. Pepper the Parrot doesn’t know his left from right. This subsequently gets him embarrassed in public. Then, he gets frustrated, angry, and even cries. Now, adults may know their left from their right, but we can all identify with not knowing something and getting embarrassed / upset over it. The book also emphasizes kindness in teaching others, along with some humor thrown in for good measure. There is even a tip included for little ones to remember their left from their right. All in all, this is a great book.
aprildawn100 More than 1 year ago
Pepper Parrot's temper is understandable! I still have difficulty with my lefts and rights! But through the help of her friend, Pepper finds ways to help her cope with her temper and with her confusions. This is a delightful addition to the Captain No Beard book series. The playful illustrations and clever writing makes it a favorite for kids and adults alike!
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
We received this book to give an honest review. Love pirates? Then this is a book that you will enjoy. This is our first pirate book by this author. And we love Captain No Beard already. We meet Pepper who is new to the crew and unfortunately get a bit upset when she doesn't know left to right. Not only does Pepper get taught this, we learned as well. Which K knows his left to right but sometimes you need a refresher. The illustrations were colorful, the only thing I would suggest is the monkey look more like a monkey. K said it looked like a man and in one picture he didn't think he looked very nice. I love how Captain No Beard is a normal kid with an imagination. When we got to the end I realized oh this little boy is using his imagination to be a pirate, great way to get kiddos to use their imagination.  This is a perfect pirate read for the ages 3 or 4 on up. K is 7 and loves it.
ConfuzzledShannon More than 1 year ago
Captain No Beard introduces Pepper the Parrot to the shipmates.   Pepper is sad because she can not tell left from right. I love the camaraderie of the shipmates that are helping Pepper learn.  Along for with teaching left from right there is also the lesson of not feeling sorry for yourself but to keep trying. I love the watercolor images, the characters, and the message. Could find nothing wrong with. Captain No Beard is the type of series that I could see as a cartoon on early weekday mornings or Saturday mornings.