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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Captain No Beard

Let your imagination run wild...
Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life by Carole P. Roman
"Shiver me timbers!"

Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience by Carole P. Roman
Each Captain No Beard story is a tale centered around a young boy, Alexander (aka Captain No Beard), and his imaginary pirate ship, The Flying Dragon. His crew is comprised of three stalwart stuffed animals, Mongo the monkey, Linus the lion, and Fribbet the frog. His cousin, Hallie, is the First Mate and together they sail the ocean searching for adventure. 

In Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience, the author delves deeper into teaching critical stress management and teamwork. Though each crew member on board The Flying Dragon has different personalities, they must learn to manage and accept change with patience. The author incorporates certain real-world scenarios, such as dyslexia, to the mix; displaying ways to recognize and handle such issues with kindness and encouragement. 

The delightful tales of Captain No Beard and his First Mate, Hallie, is superb for all ages. The stories are well formulated and the illustrations will keep a young audience intrigued. I speak from experience. I read both books to my three year old son and he was absolutely enchanted. 

Even as an adult I will admit that it's been a long time since I've read stories that have captivated me, with a tone and story-telling that is reminiscent in the ways of Jim Henson's muppets. The result is a marvelous, swashbuckling tale of danger and excitement! Carole P. Roman's adept story telling skills turn these books into magical creations.  

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