The Children’s Book Review | September 19, 2014
In Honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day …
Enter to win a complete autographed set of the Captain No Beard series, by award-winning author Carole P. Roman, and a Pirate Ship to deepen the imaginative play encouraged by these great books!
One (1) grand prize winner receives:
- An autographed set of Carole P. Roman’s Captain No Beard series (includes all 6 books) and a Box Creations Pirate Ship.
Age Range: 3-7
Prize Value: $110+
Giveaway begins September 19, 2014, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 18, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
About the Pirate Ship
A timeless favorite play theme for young children, this Pirate ship design is inspired by real Pirate Ships that ruled the Caribbean long ago. Large enough to accommodate 2-3 children, this ship includes printed line work for use with colored markers and crayons to make it your very own customized ship. Made in the USA with recycled materials. This exquisite design is constructed from durable materials and is safety tested. The Pirate Ship assembles easily and to provide Children and Parents a great way to enjoy “Do-it -Yourself “ FUN. Includes 4 color markers & 2 cardboard swords! Made by Box Creations.
About the Captain No Beard Series
Captain No Beard and his pirate ship The Flying Dragon set sail for a voyage of the imagination with his fearless crew of four: First Mate Hallie, Mongo the Monkey, Linus the loudmouthed lion, and Fribbit the floppy frog. Normally a young boy named Alexander, his cousin Hallie, and three stuffed animals, once they board his bed their world is transformed into a magical vessel, sailing the seven seas on dangerous and exciting adventures! Captain No Beard – An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life named to Kirkus Reviews’ BEST OF 2012 for Children’s Indie Books, and garnered the star of remarkable merit! “Roman charms with an imaginative,whimsical picture book that will entertain even the oldest pirates.” Kirkus Review
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.
When the wind stops blowing, Captain No Beard and his crew, including First Mate Hallie, Linus the Lion, Fribbet the Frog, Mongo the Monkey and Polly the Parrot, are stuck on a desert island. Maroon with nothing to do, they begin to play and enjoy themselves. However, Captain No Beard has other ideas, bossing his crew around and making playtime cheerless for everyone. Soon, Captain No Beard decides he has had enough and storms off. When his ship is attacked by a giant squid, he realizes he needs his crew more than ever. Captain No Beard and his crew show young readers that’s it’s important to cooperate and share your belongings. The crew teaches us that if you want to have friends, then you must be a friend too.
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!
After a fierce battle with a storm, the crew goes in search of treasure. Alexander, that is, Captain No Beard uses a map to locate it on the ominous sounding Snake Island. Bravely they dig until they find the best treasure ever!
There is a storm brewing on the Flying Dragon, and it’s not about the weather. When the crew finds themselves parched and not enough juice to go around, blame falls on Matie the goat, Hallie’s friend. Divided, they square off, ready for a fight and Captain No Beard must teach his crew that not only is bullying wrong, they must learn to value and respect each and every member of the crew. Watch the crew of the Flying Dragon learn an important lesson about being a true friend.
About the Author
Award-winning author Carole P. Roman has added another adventure for the crew of the Flying Dragon in her best selling adventure series Captain No Beard. The successful series has won several awards and has been embraced by children as well as parents. Her other series, “If You Were Me and Lived in…” has won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s non-fiction for 2012. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.
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Prizing courtesy of Cariole P. Roman.
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