A Flag for the Flying Dragon: A Captain No Beard Story

A Flag for the Flying Dragon: A Captain No Beard Story


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It's business as usual on the Flying Dragon. Their mission is to find a flag for the ship. Captain No Beard sighs, "Being a captain is hard work," as he watches the busy crew preparing the vessel for their next adventure. Polly is giving out pretzels; Linus is polishing a lamp. Matie is cracking coconuts, Cayla is stuffing holes, and Hallie is swabbing the deck. High overhead, trouble is brewing, and it is not the weather. Mongo does not want any help from the newest crew member, and it is creating a hurricane of a mess on board. The team must come together and find a task that will fit Zachary without interfering with their own fun. On the way, they acquire a flag that will unite them as both friends and crew. Join the problem-solving crew of the Flying Dragon as they find a flag for their ship and a job for Zach.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507826928
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/27/2015
Series: A Captain No Beard Story , #9
Pages: 46
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the Captain No Beard series. Both Captain No Beard-An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life and Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis have received the Kirkus Star of Exceptional Merit. The first book in the series was named to Kirkus Reviews Best 2012. Each book has won numerous awards, namely the NABE Pinnacle Award, ERIK Award for 2013, ForeWord Review Five Star, Rebecca Reads, and Reader's Views Children's Book of the Year 2013. Recently it was awarded the Marble Book Award for Best Illustration in a series for Bonnie Lemaire's stunning illustrations.

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A Flag for the Flying Dragon: A Captain No Beard Story 0 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
bernie-12 More than 1 year ago
Exciting Adventure & Vital Life Lessons for Children- This latest children’s book in Roman’s award winning “Captain No Beard” series provides an exciting high seas adventure along with vital life lessons. Every book in the “Captain No Beard” series has won an award. “A Flag for the Flying Dragon” won a prestigious Marble Book Award for “Best Illustration.” due to Bonnie Lemaire’s children’s colorful illustrations. The mission of this high seas adventure book is to find a flag for the Flying Dragon. A new crew member has unintentionally created problems among the crew. The crew becomes uneasy with the new member, worried he might take over one of their ship duties. Captain No Beard knows he must now solve this problem and demonstrate his ability as a leader. The book teaches children how fair leadership and a symbol can bring people together. Children learn in order to be a leader requires hard work, the ability to solve problems and the value of honesty. The reward is the friendship, loyalty and help of associates. “A Flag for the Flying Dragon” is a must read for any child, and should be in every school library.
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
Oh boy. There’s a new crew member aboard the Flying Dragon and Mongo the monkey isn’t happy about it one bit. Zachary is too young to do most jobs and a whole lot of trouble to look after. When Captain No Beard decides the ship needs a flag, maybe Zachary has an idea for that? And Maybe he’s found his place on the ship. I love this problem solving gang of pirates. And how Carole introduces the lesson to be learned and the solution to the problem is always a fun, delightful adventure. It’s never too late to join the crew. Welcome aboard, Matey.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite A Flag for the Flying Dragon: A Captain No Beard Story, Volume 9 by Carole P. Roman opens with the ship sailing through the dark waters and the crew busy with their chores. Captain No Beard is looking for Mongo and they find him struggling with Zachary, who is up there trying to reach for the telescope. Captain No Beard asks them both to watch out for storms. Mongo thinks Zachary cannot report anything as he has not yet started talking. They decide that he should help Matie who needs a hand at breaking coconuts, but Zach is ruining everybody’s fun. Captain No Beard knows he has to do something fast and he does not want to hurt anyone’s feelings. How does he solve the problem? This story, like the rest of the books in the series, has a good message and speaks about getting along with others, acceptance, and finding a solution to problems. The watercolor illustrations are delightful and they make the story entertaining and fascinating. The pictures also connect young readers with the characters. Every lesson and concept woven into the stories in this series is encouraging and they help children learn new things and look at life with a different perspective. I am sure readers will enjoy this story in the series with all the adventures, lessons, messages, concepts, and interesting characters. I did and I am really looking forward to reading more stories and adventures from Captain No Beard and his fun-loving crew.
PennyMindingMom More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves the “Captain No Beard” stories so much that she planned her entire birthday party around his stories. We searched for treasure, made eye patches and even made our own treasure boxes, but the highlight of the entire party was when we built our own Flying Dragon. All the pirates climbed aboard and the mermaids gathered round and we read the sea-faring tale of “A Flag For The Flying Dragon.” “A Flag for the Flying Dragon” is a swashbuckling tale of Captain No Beard, the Captain of the infamous Flying Dragon. It’s business as usual, but trouble is stirring aboard the boat. Zachary, the newest member of the crew is looking for a task to do. He wants to be part of the team…but no one wants to let him help! The story is one that every child can relate to. What do you do when you want to help so badly, but everyone says that you are too small to help or you are just in the way or spoiling the fun? It’s also a story that parents can relate to…What do you do when your child wants to help you but sometimes that help is more of a hindrance? Do you step aside or do you find a suitable task for your child to help with? “A Flag for the Flying Dragon” is a story of friendship and getting along with others. It teaches our children that everyone has a place in this world, even if it can be hard to find sometimes. As little Zachary tries to find his position among the crew he tries to help but just gets in the way, but he never gives up trying. This is such an important lesson for our little ones to learn about believing in yourself. Captain No Beard also teaches us a lesson in compromising. It’s a great reminder for parents as well as a lesson for our little ones, to consider the feelings of others. When the Captain finds a job for Zachary to do, he must compromise on his dream flag for his ship for the sake of the crew. The Captain learns that sometimes in life the things we believe are important don’t matter so much in the long run. What is important in the long run isn’t the “things” in life, it’s the friendships that matter. Ms. Roman has created another amazing adventure staring Captain No Beard and his crew. This story will inspire the imagination of any child. I had 18 children sitting quietly as I read the story. I loved seeing the sparkle in their eyes listened to the story and made all kinds of “pirate-y” noises. The story is perfect for reading to a group of children. The text is easily read, and all on different pages from the main illustrations. You can fold the book to hold it in front of you, the kids can see the images while you read the text. The illustrations are amazing. The children immediately recognized the crew from the previous books. This is another favourite “Captain No Beard” story. This kids can’t wait for another story adventure to be part of the “Captain No Beard” Crew! Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Its_Time_Mamaw More than 1 year ago
A Flag Flying High! Captain No Beard had his hands full with the antics of their new pirate, Zachary. Zachary is working hard to be a team mate but he just keeps failing at everything. Captain and the other shipmates assigned him different tasks to no avail. Then by pure luck the Captain finds the perfect assignment for Zachary. A very important assignment all his very own. Very cute book showing how important it is to have team work which means to be supportive of each other. Definitely not making making your team mate feel inferior. The author always has the Captain pulling things together for the good of all. Love the new Swabbie, diaper clad baby Zachary! He is a real cutie pie, I mean handsome pirate. Can't wait for more adventures into the imagination of Captain No Beards and his growing shipmates! I highly recommend this book. Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the author for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.
ChatWithVera More than 1 year ago
Captain No Beard is now dealing with an unhappy crew and the problem of getting an appropriate flag for his ship. Unrest amongst the crew members results from little Zach not having his own job on ship. They try to find something for him, but he interferes and creates a mess. They are unhappy and something needs to be done. Their solutions are in the form of the team learning to help and get along with each other. And they do find a flag for the ship in an unexpected source. Bonnie Lemaire continues to illustrate the playful crew of the Flying Dragon with her signature watercolors. Disclosure: A complimentary copy was provided by the author to facilitate this review. Opinions are those of the reviewer and no compensation was received for this review.
PJtheEMT4 More than 1 year ago
A Flag For the Flying Dragon by Carole P. Roman is the newest edition to the Captain No Beard series of children's picture books. Bonnie Lemaire's watercolor styled illustrations  perfectly accompanies the nautical pirate and marine themes. The detailed cartoon art is fast paced and the expressive cartoons will capture the attention of young children. This newest story focuses on teamwork and including others.  Familiar characters,   Fribbet, Captain No Beard, Mongo the monkey,  Cayla as well and Hallie are back again as well as a new character, Zachary.  Children will love the pirate ship touches and expressions like swabbing the deck, and "shiver me timbers". As with the other books,  this book centers around essential  messages about kindness. The reader will learn about caring, and problem solving.  "Everyone has to be included. That's our rule"- wise words that will have a lasting impact on young readers.  "This ship can't sail if we don't all work together", states Captain No Beard.  A parent can't resist a pirate with timely wisdom "problems can weigh you down like a heavy anchor. When you share your load with others, it's never too heavy to carry."  Sharing, team work, compassion..... Ironically, these pirates with their pirate ship have more morals and ethics than the traditional pirate in children's literature. The lesson transcends age, and will leave a lasting impression long after the book is put down. As a parent, this is certainly a story I would share with my children ages 14, 9, 2 and10 months.   My two year old picked this book up as soon as she saw it, captured by the colorful pictures.  Roman threads wisdom and morals throughout her fictional stories, and has mastered the plot twist adding an element of surprise that even parents will appreciate as they read this story to their children.         The books of this series belong on the bookshelf of every pirate enthusiast. There is more to this series than meets the eye- beyond the pirate theme are tales of morals and inspiration.  Any parent navigating the endless choices in the children's picture book genre should take a look at this quality series. This has become one of my favorite series for children.  As a blogger I received this book from the author for the purpose of writing this review.  I'd like to see all these stories eventually published into one larger, hardcover  pirate treasury. 
annelr More than 1 year ago
A delightful book for young children with imagination. Carole P. Roman has given early readers another in the Captain No Beard series and this one is sure to be a hit. Captain No Beard needs a flag for his pirate ship and it has to be perfect. As he surveys his crew he notices not only the lack of a flag but the new mate is missing too. And when he is found, it's soon seen that he needs a job of his own to keep the peace. What can Zachary do to be included in the crew. Teamwork and quick thinking from the captain and the problems are solved. Bright colorful pictures  will keep the interest of youngsters as they read or are read to. A Flag for the Flying Dragon is an engaging, entertaining book to take young readers on a pirate ship ride they will want to go on again and again.
misspider More than 1 year ago
Another adventure for Captain No Beard and his crew: the Flying Dragon still misses a flag, but Captain No Beard is indecisive about the perfect design. When latest crew member Zachary wants to play along, No Beard realizes that good friends and shared fun can also create something perfect. Again, this Captain No Beard manages to very subtly convey an important message for children - that it is important to include everyone. While my son enjoyed this book, his enthusiasm was not as great as the crew's adventure with the Aurora Borealis. I guess this one had not enough action and probably he has just outgrown this kind of story. (I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review)
Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
   Captain No Beard and his crew have set sail on a new adventure. They also have a new crew member, Zach.  The day is going well for the entire crew until they realize Zach doesn't have a chore to do.  It's up to Captain No Beard to find a chore Zach is best suited for.  The job he gives Zach is very special and very important. It also solves the Captains wish for a flag.  Join Captain No Beard and his faithful crew as they work through yet another adventure.      This series of books really allows the children to open their minds and imagination.  The lessons they teach are just as important.  Each book contains an adventure your child will love to read about again and again.  You will be doing something wonderful for the child in your life if you get these books. They'll never grow tired of being part of the Captain's crew.  I love the illustrations with this series. So bright and inviting.  Get your copy today.      I found no issue.      I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because of the valuable lesson it teaches.  ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~
quibecca More than 1 year ago
Again, another sweet story by Carole P. Roman.  In this installment we learn the importance of including everyone. Like I have stated previously, I love these sweet books.  They are so great for kids.  I love the illustrations.  I love the imagination that goes on in the stories.   This book teaches us about coming together, working as a team, and including everyone.  Such great lessons for kids to learn now.   I love children's books.  They are always so sweet, and so much fun to read.  I have big kids now, so they kind of laugh at me when I am reading children's books, but I don't care.  I love the feeling they give me while reading.  Helps me remember why I love children so much.  Makes me wish my kids were little again.  (for a minute ;) ).
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
We received this book to give an honest review. Have we told you how much we love Captain No Beard?  Well if we haven't then yes we do. I think this series of books is a great series to have in not only your home but in the classroom as well. Captain No Beard is all about using your imagination.  With A Flag for the Flying Dragon we have Zachary who is a new character and it took us a while to remember who he was, because the last time we learned Hallie's mom was pregnant. So we were like oh that is Hallie's brother how cool.  Zachary being a little one is into everything even though he wants to help and we read as everyone is coming up with an idea to find something for Zachary to do. At the end Captain No Beard finds the perfect job for Zachary.  The crew is great at problem-solving problems that come aboard, at times there is a bit of grumpiness from the crew but it is always squashed with ideas on how to solve it.  I love how there is a lesson within the book and in this one it is to include everyone in doing something and be nice as well. K likes the captain and has said he hopes that he could be a captain of a ship one day. 
mysimplewalk More than 1 year ago
 I read this cute book to my Little Buddy and Grandson. Little Buddy is 4 1/2 and Grandson is almost 10 months old. Both really enjoyed the story. The illustrations have the right amount of detail and interesting things for children to enjoy. We spent some time just exploring the pictures. My Little Buddy had fun trying to figure out which name went with which person or animal in the picture. I think Fribbet is the favorite at my house. I love that the story taught a very important lesson without making it obvious. I have often read children’s books, where the lesson was very clear and the story wasn’t “fun” because the lesson seemed to be more important than an interesting story line. This story was fun, interesting, and taught a lesson! Captain No Beard runs the ship, but in this story, everyone has a job! It is very important that everyone is included. When Zachary joins the crew, it becomes an adventure to find him a job. He starts with helping Cayla stuff the holes in the ship, then helps Matie with the coconuts, then swabbing the deck, then finally Captain No Beard finds the perfect job for him. I won’t give away the ending, but I really liked that the captain saw that the need was greater for everyone to be included than for him to have the perfect…. well I can’t tell you what it is, that gives away the ending. Just know it is a good story with a great lesson!
MargieS1 More than 1 year ago
Given To Me For An Honest Review A Flag for the Flying Dragon: A Captain No Beard Story by Carole Roman is another great children's storybook. This  one is a read aloud, read to or a read alone for those who are beginning readers. Once you begin reading this story to  your child/ren you will have their attention until the last page. On one side you will find the drawings bright and colorful.  On the other side the writing is done in black and easy to read. This book is written for children ages 3 - 8 and for  grades preschool - second grade. This is another fun story about the crew on the Flying Dragon. The crew is all working to get the Flying Dragon ready for it's next adventure and for their own ship's flag. All of the members of the  original group are helping until Mongo, the monkey and newbie baby Zachary are upset with each other. Zachary is  so young, he can't even talk yet. No one wants Zachary's help. So the Captain gives Zachary a new name -- Swabbie -- and comes up with the perfect idea -- The crew says "Aye". Let's get that flag up when we set sail ....... I  loved reading this book, just as I have loved others that I have read previously. Carole Roman does such a fantastic  job writing for children. I do not have small children at home but I work in a preschool and my students love these books. I gave this book 5 stars but it really deserves many more. This would make a great gift to give. It would look  good in your child's library or on any library's bookshelf. I highly recommend this book to everyone, especially  parents, grandparents and anyone who loves children. I look for more of these fantastic books from Carole Roman.