Monday, October 26, 2015

Captain No Beard is Back with Story about A Flag for the Flying Dragon! Thanks to Carole P. Roman...

English: A Somali pirate ship.
He glances at the empty flag pole. He wished he had a
pirate flag for the Flying Dragon. He couldn't find one he
liked enough to put on his ship. It had to be perfect!
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Wouldn't it be great to be a pirate and have a ship and crew where our imagination takes us all over the world? Well, Carole P. Roman has provided an exciting series--Captain No Beard Stories-- to help create the idea and build the children's interest in all things pirate!

Me, I've traveled more than once on a great big cruise ship on some of our oceans and seas and have found it one of my favorite things in my life...

Even since the first book, the prize-winning stories have continued to delight and amaze children of all ages...

Captain No Beard looked through his spyglass. There was nothing but calm waters and smooth sailing ahead of them...It was business as usual on the Flying Dragon. Everyone had chores to do. The captain turned around to watch all the pirates busy at work. Polly Parrot flew overhead, giving out pretzels to the hardworking crew.
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A Flag for the Flying Dragon
A Captain No Beard Story

By Carole P. Roman

I think one of the best parts of this series is the addition of characters who become crew members...after they have first become part of the family unit, or new friends... It certainly is a subtle endorsement of working and playing together as children and exploring imaginative ideas as a group process... This latest book, showing a diapered child saluting to the captain as a new crew member is simply adorable, while at the same time, supporting the acceptance of an additional family member. Cool nonverbal display, don't you think?

Captain No Beard has been glancing over at the empty flag pole for quite some time. He knows that pirate ships always have a flag to identify the specific ship, but he wants it to be special--one that the whole crew will be honored to sail with...

With Halloween coming up, I figured they were probably looking forward to celebration, maybe even some guests coming for  a trick or treat party... all dressed as a pirate, maybe!

So for now all crew members were on deck cleaning, polishing and getting refreshments ready...

Matie the goat was cracking open coconuts for them to drink the sweet milk for their snack... 

To go with some sugar cookies made in pirate shapes, of course...

While all that was happening, the newest crew member decided to explore, straight up! Zachary has pulled himself up on the mast and Mongo, who was assigned to be the lookout, decided Zachary should be up there with him. Mongo argued that Zachary couldn't even report anything since he didn't talk yet--so there was no need for Zachary to help him... Hallie offered that he could yell loudly! But Fribbet thought he was too young and couldn't be given such a responsibility. Polly even pointed out that he could fall and get hurt...

But everybody always had a job to do on the crew--that was the rule. "Arrrgh," the crew agreed...

As you can guess it wasn't going to be easy to solve this problem since the baby had to be cared for and protected, even as a new crew member... Words like hurricane, typhoon, tornado all began to be thrown out to describe what Zachary tried to get into... Suddenly playing pirates was no longer fun...

The crew was all concerned but didn't have any more ideas... So, of course the Captain was called to find the solution!

And the Captain found something that also fulfilled his own wish... What do you think it was?

As Captain No Beard says, "being captain is hard work," and his leadership development over the years will serve him well as will the problem-solving that both he and the crew get involved in... But for now...

Let's pick out more music for the party! 





For a fun book that still is a learning instrument for kids, do check out this latest book in the Captain No Beard Story Series! Highly recommended...




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Named 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.
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.