I’ve lost track of the number of Captain No Beard stories (five or six, I’m thinking) that author Carole P. Roman has published. As a former educator, Roman has teaching children at heart when she sits down to create another of her fanciful pirate stories. Each of the Captain No Beard books helps children learn something – a good moral, overcoming social issues, embracing a phobia, etc. But it is done in such a fashion as to be enjoyable and fun.
Actually, Captain No Beard is a young boy who sets sail in his pirate’s ship on the sea of “counterpane.” His crew are siblings and stuffed critters. I can just imagine the rip roaring fun they have, and much of this fun is captured in the adventures of Captain No Beard stories.
This latest adventure, The Treasure of Snake Island, begins with red skies as a sailor’s warning of rough sailing. And sure enough, they encounter a storm. But they are out for adventure and treasure and are headed to Snake Island.
While the story and pictures are geared for the young child age 4-7, I think it probably is best as a “read-aloud” book. The text is a bit advanced for the younger readers to handle, but they will surely enjoy listening to it. So come aboard, Mates, and let's set sail with Captain No Beard.
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy by the author in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. No compensation was received for this review.