Being a Captain is Hard Work: A Captain No Beard Story

Being a Captain is Hard Work: A Captain No Beard Story


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Captain No Beard is determined to travel to Dew Rite Volcano. He won't listen when Mongo predicts a storm or Linus indicates they are headed in the wrong direction. He insists Polly cook in the galley even though the seas are getting rough. What's a crew to do with a stubborn, know-it-all captain? Will they convince the captain he is barreling headlong into danger, or will Captain No Beard jeopardize both his safety and the crew’s with his single-minded determination to go where he wants?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947118096
Publisher: Chelshire, Inc.
Publication date: 04/21/2017
Series: A Captain No Beard Story , #10
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

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. Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis has been named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2015. Each book in the series has won numerous awards including the NABE Pinnacle Award, IAN Award, Moonbeam Award 2014, National Indie Excellence Award Finalist, Shelf Media Outstanding Series Award, ForeWord Review Five Star and Finalist in the Book of the Year, and Reader's Views Children's Book of the Year 2013. Roman is also the author of the award-winning non-fiction culture series If You Were Me and Lived in... that explores customs and cultures around the world. She has co-authored a self-help book, Navigating Indieworld A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.

Bonnie Lemaire began her career as a freelance illustrator with her first promotional postcard in 1989. She graduated from Ontario College of Art's communication and design program in 1992 and took a position as artist/designer with Ganz and Brothers Canada. It was a valuable experience, catapulting her into a successful freelance career where she applied all her experience, hard work and versatility into a variety of new directions.

Bonnie's eternal optimism is the foundation of every drawing. Flowing from her pencils and tips of her brushes into her creative and eye-catching pieces, comical and curious creatures dance on the page. Children's book illustration is her passion. Integrating eccentric creations within fantastical stories brings smiles to small faces, and delight to her readers all over the world.

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Being a Captain is Hard Work: A Captain No Beard Story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
The last book in the series and it’s another fun adventure. As the title says, being a captain is hard work. Capatin No Beard says this in all of his books. What he doesn’t realize and learns from his crew is that he makes it harder on himself. Sometimes, listening to others and not always insisting his way is the only right way means smooth sailing. Once again I’m taken away by the vivid, exciting illustrations. Carole has some fun, lovable characters in her band of pirates and it’s always fun to see how they work together to solve problems and help each other. How Captain No Beard learns to listen to others and comes to understand that being stubborn has consequences for his crew too is cleverly blended into another exciting adventure on the high seas. I’ve loved all of the books in this series and can’t recommend them enough. They will make reading time such fun for parents, teachers, and kids and the life lessons are invaluable.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite If you're looking for a colorful children’s picture book about decisions, perseverance and consequences, pick up a copy of Being a Captain is Hard Work: A Captain No Beard Story (Volume 10) by Carole P. Roman. This book is part of a series about a captain who is as stubborn as it comes when he has his mind set on a task, mission or goal. Against all of the best interests of his crew, Captain No Beard stops at nothing - from dark clouds, high winds or rough seas - to get to the Dew Rite Volcano. Everyone is puzzled as to why Captain No Beard can't see these unstable forces that can put their lives at risk. It is his constant bantering response of “Because I'm the Captain and I know what I'm doing” to their initial questions that causes them to follow his orders, despite what they feel or see. This is not only a beautifully illustrated children’s book, but the lessons that it displays provide an excellent learning tool for young readers. Children will learn about opposition, teamwork, friendship, and what it takes to be a leader. It was cute that the author added Hallie, to whom the book is dedicated, as a part of the story. As a captain, Captain No Beard is responsible for both the good and the bad that happens to the ship and his crew. If you want to learn how everything turns out, get a copy of the book - the ending will surprise you. As an added bonus, you'll see a Cloud List Key to learn about the different types of clouds floating in the sky.
annelr More than 1 year ago
Being a Captian is Hard Work by Carole P. Roman is the 10th book in a delightful series of books that tell the tale of a young pirate captain, Captain No Beard. The captain is bent on taking The Flying Dragon to Dew Rite Volcano even when a storm is brewing and the crew all disagree and fear for their lives. Will they get him to listen or will he just continue as the clouds darken and the ship lurches and springs a leak? Aren't friends supposed to tell you when something isn't right? And why do we have two ears and only one mouth? In this story, kids will also be introduced to different kinds of clouds and a Cloud Key is included at the end of the book. The book is illustrated by Bonnie Lemaire with bright colorful pictures and will be sure to keep the interest of youngsters as they read or are read to. An engaging, entertaining book to take young readers on a pirate ship ride they will want to go on again and again. I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author. A review was not required and the opinions expressed are my own.
Reader_Views More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Paola (age 9) for Reader Views (12/16) In “Being a Captain is Hard Work” by Carole P. Roman, it was another great morning on the Captain No Beard ship. All of his crew were getting ready for the Captain’s call. Mongo is the first to say that they had dark clouds and rough winds. Captain No Beard did not agree with him. He continues to give orders and his journey until the end, not listening to the warnings of his crew. Until a gust of wind shucked the ship and everything was out of control. But not even that stopped Captain No Beard of thinking that he knew what he was doing. On this adventure with Captain No Beard, what I learned is that not all the time do we know everything. We need to listen to others and let them helps us. A bad decision could be dangerous and “a good friend will always tell you when you are doing something wrong.” “Being a Captain is Hard Work” by Carole P. Roman is an excellent story. I loved the illustrations and liked the handy list of the different types of clouds. A Note from Paola’s Mom: Paola loves all the adventures of Captain No Beard. What she liked and learned from this one is how important it is to listen to others and not focus on our own thoughts. She learned that sometimes she will probably be right, but many other times will make mistakes. And that is part of the learning process. Excellent learning adventure.
PennyMindingMom More than 1 year ago
It was Library Week at our local school. My son's teacher asked me to read a favourite book to the class and of course I was thrilled to do just that! So on Friday I packed up my pirates treasure chest, my crew of stuffed animals and pirate ship and headed off to the school. My son was so excited to share "Being A Captain Is Hard Work" with all his friends that he could hardly wait for me to get there! "Being A Captain Is Hard Work" by Carole P Roman is another installment in the "Captain No Beard" series of books. It's the story of Captain No Beard and Crew as they journey to Dew Rite Volcano. Captain No Beard risks the safety of his crew and ship when he refuses to listen to his mates. When Mongo predicts a storm and Linus informs him that they are headed in the wrong direction, the Captain insists that he knows best. Will the crew be able to convince that he is heading into danger? Ms Roman has created a fun story to teach our little one about the importance of listening to others, even if we think we already know the answers. Both adults and children need to learn how to listen more and talk less. All to often we choose to talk over others and refuse to really hear what they are saying. I often find myself on half listening to my children when they are telling me the correct way to do something, believing that I know all the answers and the results are often not in my favour! The story is also about friendships and trusting those around us. When the Captain admits his mistakes to his friends, they are there ready to forgive him. He discovers that it isn't enough to just be Captain and be in charge, that it's important allow others to do their jobs. This is an important point for me to remember. All too often it's easier for me to just do a task, rather than wait for my children to do what I've asked. This book reminded me that it's important to trust that my children can shine at the tasks that they are assigned to do (even if they aren't done the way that I do them). The story isn't without it's science lesson. At the back of the book is a cloud key, where you and your child can discover the different types of clouds that you see in the sky and what it means when you see them. After reading the book you will find yourself and your children looking up at the sky and trying to predict the weather based on what you see in the clouds. The illustrations are fun and colourful. The characters in the book are familiar from past books that we have read, but it isn't necessary to read the other books to enjoy this story. I've read these books to two kindergarten classes and both classes enjoyed the story. They loved to get into the story and say "Aargh!" and "Shiver Me Timbers!". The story encourages children to children to use their imagination. It's the perfect story to read to a classroom, the text is on one side of the page while the images are on the other. The font is large and easily read by young readers. "Being A Captain Is Hard Work" is a story about listening, friendships and responsibility. Let your children's imagination set sail and climb aboard the Flying Dragon with Captain No Beard. Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.
IReadWhatYouWrite More than 1 year ago
“Two Ears and One Mouth” means listen twice as much as you talk. I love that little lesson. This is the second book by Carole P Roman that I have read and I must admit that I enjoy her writing style and ability to teach without being obvious about it. I can imagine children sitting with rapt attention to see what this young sea captain will do next. Being A Captain Is Hard Work is a whimsical kid adventure on the high seas, but when Captain No Beard thinks he knows more than his crew things get a little wild. In addition to being a fun story that kids 9 and younger will enjoy reading, or sharing, it offers some great life lessons about teamwork and listening to others. At the back of the book is also handy chart detailing different cloud types. In a classroom setting it could be used for science or social behavior lessons. It would certainly make a fine addition to any child’s home library. The illustrations by Bonnie Lemaire are large and colorful, conveying the emotions of the characters in the story beautifully. 5 stars I received a copy of this book in exchange for fair and honest review.
quibecca More than 1 year ago
I love the stories of Captain No Beard. They always teach a lesson and have little facts in them as well. They keep kids interested in fun facts about the world, through wonderful illustrations, and adventures. This particular Captain No Beard teaches about clouds, and what kinds there are, and stubbornness. Brings kids attention to being willing to listen to others. Sweet, fun, beautiful book.
Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
The Captain and his crew are headed for Dew Rite Volcano. They haven't gone far when things started to go very wrong. The Captain would not listen to his crew when they warned of storms and getting lost. Captain No Beard knew what he wanted to do and for awhile it was pretty scary. Will they go to the Volcano or head home? This series is phenomenal! Each one has a lesson or two for the littles to learn. The illustrations are elegant and colorful. The writing is perfect for young kids. The characters are well defined and lovable. Your child will never get tired of this book or this series. Ms. Roman always delivers good quality books. Check them out. I found no issues. I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it's a chance to spend time with your littles. ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~
Lynn-MI More than 1 year ago
This was a well written, greatly illustrated young readers read! As an adult I found it well worth reading and adored the lesson it taught that could be for every human being --- really liked how she had a last page showing, listing and explaining all our types of clouds! Two ears to hear with and one mouth to speak!
Holly More than 1 year ago
Being A Captain Is Hard Work follows Captain No Beard and his new adventure on the seas! It was a great day according to the Captain, everyone was doing their job but when his crew members start pointing out things that they shouldn't do, due to the impending weather, the Captain ignores them. It takes his youngest crew member to get stuck on the pole due to him not wanting to let the flag go, for the Captain to realize what he did wrong and a lesson that he doesn't have to do everything by himself. In the end, they all come together again and work in a way that everyone gets to be listened to. I thought that this was a excellent book that teaches kids that if you all work together instead of doing things your own way, then it would be smooth sailing instead of a big mess to clean up. The Illustration's in this book are so good that I really loved them and thought they were really good in portraying what was going on in the book! The guide in the back of the book of which clouds are what, was a really good idea to put in this book due to the story-line!! Thank You to Carole P. Roman for writing this tale and for introducing me to your fabulous work that you do!! I received this book from the Author in exchange for a honest review.