Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Fribbet The Frog and the Tadpoles - A Story of New Siblings...By Carole P. Roman

One of the things I like about the Captain No Beard Series is that it's always aimed at the family environment. It clearly shows that the adventures all begin and end within the home of Captain No Beard.... Occasionally, Mom appears to let parents know that she is fully aware of what games and adventures the children are involved with...

And, whenever a new sibling appears--either human or animal (or stuffed animal!)--they are quickly brought into the story and allowed to become part of the pretend imaginative events!

And Fribbet the Frog is the one that is experiencing the fears and the joys this time! Want to hear more?!

Fribbet The Frog and the Tadpoles

By Carole P. Roman

One of of work activities that the crew always is involved with is swabbing the decks. Hallie was doing just that when Cabin girl Cayla picked up the bucket being used and spilled it... All the dirty water went out over the clean deck... Something had to be done immediately so Captain No Beard called for Fribbet to help!

Now in case you don't know it, Cabin Girl Cayla is Captain No Beard's little sister and she didn't know what she was doing when she spilled that water--remember when Captain No Beard, in another book, had to baby sit Cayla and wasn't too thrilled about it! LOL

Anyway, Captain No Beard had called out for Fribbet but they couldn't immediately find him.

Captain No Beard watched the crew from the bow of the ship. "Being a captain is hard work," he sighed. "What a mess," he muttered. "Ahoy, Fribbet, Fribbet, report to the main deck for a clean up. Shiver me timbers; where is that frog?"

Linus bellowed, "Fribbet!"
Polly Parrot flew overhead and saw Fribbet huddled at the stern. She landed next to him, calling out, "I've found him."
The little frog was crying...

Fribbet looked at them and said, "Monsters are funny; I love
snakes. I see very well in the dark, and I love Linus, so; no,
no, no, it's not any of those things."
When Polly Parrot finally found him, he was crying. Immediately Captain No Beard went over to talk to him and find out why he was crying. Fribbet responded that he was scared!

Everybody called out what they were scared of, to see if that was the problem, but it wasn't.

But all of his friends told him that they were his friends and would try to help if they could. Captain No Beard told him, 

"Problems can weigh you down like a heavy anchor. When you share your load with others, it's never too heavy to carry...Arrrgh!"

And then Fribbet shared that things were different at home and he didn't like it. He started talking about eggs all over the place, and that they then hatched!
Maybe this will help you understand what Fribbet was describing...
You see, Fribbet's Mom was having babies and he didn't understand what was
happening and was afraid, especially since they started as eggs and then started changing... and the most important thing was that they were taking up all of Mom and Dad's time! Captain No Beard looked at Cayla and the mess she'd made and remember how he felt when Cayla came into his family!

Well, Fribbet's friends started talking to him and he began to understand and even get excited! 

I'm waiting for Callie, my calico cat to have her kittens, so I know it is confusing and everything seems to happen at once and it changes everything!

But for the Good! Just take the time to learn more from Fribbet and his friends, won't you?! It's so very important for children to learn and understand when a new baby or babies come into the home. Carol Roman has provided a delightful way to help children begin to learn about the time when a family, no matter whether human, animal or stuffed toys, is going to add to the love of his family and friends!

Highly Recommended!


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.

Fribbet is Soooo Happy Now...and wants you to learn a new dance the family and friends made up!

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