Monday, May 6, 2013

STUCK in the DOLDRUMS ~ A Lesson In Sharing ~ A CAPTAIN NO BEARD STORY by Carole P. Roman

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Stuck in the Doldrums A Lesson in Sharing A Captain No Breard Story

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.

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About Author 

Award winning author Carole P. Roman is a former teacher turned businesswoman. She has successfully run a family business with her husband that employs close to five hundred people. Her most favorite job is being grandmother to her many grandchildren. Roman has two wonderful sons and hit the jackpot in the daughter-in-law department. She currently lives on Long Island with her husband.

Her first book, Captain No Beard - An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life has been named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 as well garnered the star of remarkable merit. Captain No Beard has developed in a series of 3 more books. Her next project is the book series I Want To Do Yoga Too. She is currently working on a new educational series that explores different cultures from a child's point of view

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My Thoughts

Captain No Beard decides that since there is no wind for the sails they should  spend the day on the beach..  His ship mates love this idea.  Mongo the Monkey climbs a coconut tree and checks out puffy clouds with the spyglass but does not want to share it with Captain No Beard.  So Captain No Beard pronounces he is the captain and to hand over the spyglass.  This made Mongo sad.  Then Linus the Lion and Fribett the frog were building a sand castle and the Captain told them they were doing it all wrong and took over their sandcastle.   All of the mates let the Captain know he was not being fair and they did not want to play with him.  This made Captain No Beard get an even bigger attitude and he returned to the ship alone.  Something happened while he was on the ship all alone and he starting calling for help.  At first his mates did not want to help him but Hallie changed their mind.  They solved the problem on the ship as a team and they realized they worked very well together.  

Do you think Captain No Beard owes them an apology?  After all being Captain is a very hard job.  Do you share with others? 

The author has done it again she has written a wonderful story teaching the importance of sharing and teamwork.  Also the need to respect each other at all times.  Captain No Beard and his mates teach sharing through their adventure which will keep young readers out of the doldrums.   This is a fun adventurous outing that finds the captain in a dangerous situation that bring his shipmates to his rescue and working together as a team.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5

Disclosure:  I received a free book from the Bostick Communications/Author for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  This review is my honest opinion.

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  1. Love the character already - Captain No Beard. Sounds like a wonderful series.

  2. Thanks- Both he and his crew are a lot of fun! Watch for "Strangers on the High Seas".


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