is a Kirkus "Star of Merit" winner and received a Kirkus Reviews’ "Best of 2012" award. This picture book won a Pinnacle Book Achievement award. In addition to providing a stimulating story, the book communicates the rewards of hard work and the value of good friends.
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Child Picture Book Synopsis
Ahoy! A pirate adventure to find treasure is about to begin. Young Alexander is sitting on his bed with his three stuffed animals and cousin Hallie. Alexander’s creative imagination zooms to new heights. Alexander is Captain No Beard, cousin Hallie is his First Mate, and his stuffed animals become Linus the lion, Fribbet the frog, and Mongo the monkey. All embark from an island on The Flying Dragon frigate to sail the seven seas in search of treasure.
Mermaid Treasure Gift
A mermaid called out to No Beard’s frigate "from Davy Jones’s Locker." "Shiver me timbers!" they muttered in amazement. The crew was awe struck when the mermaid appeared on the starboard bow of The Flying Dragon. The visiting mermaid brought with her a surprising gift- "Argh!"
Children’s book author Carole Roman has produced a fanciful, family picture book certain to spark the adventurous spirit in readers of all ages. The cartoon-like pictures are abundant, colorful and friendly. In addition to illustrating the values of hard work, the story emphasizes the patience of learning by repetition and the acceptance of difference.
Roman began her award-winning writing career because of a dare from one of her sons. Her inspiration for Captain No Beard was generated by an imaginary game she played with her grandson. She is the author of six books and lives on Long Island with her husband and near her grown children.
Parents wanting a book which includes some of life’s most valuable lessons, with an exciting story line, will find all in this noteworthy picture book.