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January 22, 2016


A Captain No Beard Story
Volume Ten
Carole P. Roman
Illustrated by
Bonnie Lemaire

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(from Amazon) 

 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?

Carole P. RomanNamed to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born."Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series. This year, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis was named to Kirkus Best 2015. The entire cultural non-fiction series If You Were Me and Lived in... was named Best Series by Shelf Unbound. She has begun work on two new series that will be released in early 2016. Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be. Her new non fiction series, "If You Were Me and Lived in..." combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us. The debut book in the series, "If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico" has won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Non Fiction 2012. France, South Korea, and Norway. Rebecca's Reads has given If You Were Me and Lived in...Norway an honorable mention in the 2013 Choice Awards. If You Were Me and lived in ...France won second place. ForeWord Review has nominated If You Were Me and Lived in...France for best in children's non fiction literature 2013. They will be followed with Kenya, Turkey, India, and Australia. She plans to do Portugal, Greece, and Argentina next year. Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children. 

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 Facing the fact that you are wrong is hard to do.  This wonderful children's book is Volume Ten in the Captain No Beard series.  Ms. Roman tells how a good friend lets you know when you're wrong.  This is a hard lesson to learn especially for young ones.  The book is geared for pre-school to elementary school age children.  It's even a fun read for the not so young readers, especially if you like pirate stories.  The illustrations done by Bonnie Lemaire are colorful, exciting and attention getting. This story is about Captain No Beard and his insistence on sailing in bad weather to go to Dew Rite Volcano.  His crew tries to tell him he's headed in the wrong direction and the storm is bad but he doesn't listen.  They try to tell him about the cloud formations,  raising the flag when the wind  is blowing so hard and about how cooking is near impossible during bad storms. Will Captain  No Beard finally realize and face the fact that he is wrong?  This is a valuable lesson for children to learn.  You're not always  right and there's nothing wrong with admitting it.  In the back of the book is a listing of the different kinds of clouds and their characteristics. Very interesting.  Children will love this adventure with Captain  No Beard and his crew.  As always, Ms. Roman presents a learning book that is fun, exciting, and keeps the little ones' attention.  The cover is very colorful and can be easily wiped off with a damp cloth.  A nice addition to your child's bookshelf and their collection of Captain No Beard stories.  

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. No other compensation took place.

This is definitely a SOLID 5 STAR book.

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