Friday, December 25, 2015

Fribbet The Frog And The Tadpoles by Carole P. Roman (A Captain No Beard Story) Review & 3-book Giveaway

If you are unfamiliar with Captain No Beard, it is about brothers, sisters, and cousins playing in the kid's bedroom and the bed is the ship, the stuffed animals are the crew, and the story line is usually solving the issues that kids face - sharing, bullying, meanness, kindness. 


"Fribbet The Frog And The Tadpoles" 

Fribbet is crying. His fellow shipmates, including Captain No Beard, seek to console him and find out what the problem is. There seem to be some strange fish-like critters and they are crowding out Fribbet. These are his new siblings and like some households, new siblings playing with one's toys or taking up the time and attention previously yours can create problems. Fribbet learns how to deal with this.

There is a brief mention of how frog eggs are laid and hatch into tadpoles and eventually become young frogs. This is good. But especially good is the lesson in acceptance of change in the family dynamics.

Roman has again brought her lively crew to life in this new Captain No Beard story based on the real lives of her little ones (or grand-little ones).

I really like Fribbet The Frog and highly recommend this story. I love how Roman imparts lessons to the kids.

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"Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirates Life"

First book in series
There is just something about a tale of pirates that intrigues children and excites them to the adventure.  They love pirate-speak such as “Shiver me timbers,” “Aye Captain….a big blow,” “Aye, me hearties.”

In Captain No Beard young readers encounter purpose and a lesson in how hard work and perseverance or determination can help them.

Captain No Beard is a hearty “lad” capable of being a captain though he finds that it is definitely hard work.  Valuable lessons in hard work, friendship, and determination are taught via this colorful story.

Colorfully illustrated, this “imaginary tale of a pirate’s life” will surely capture the interest of the young child and young reader just as surely as though they had been captured by Captain No Beard, the pirate. 

Author Carole Roman “charms with an imaginative, whimsical picture book that will entertain even the oldest pirates."  "Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012"

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"Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" 


This brightly illustrated children's book begins with a delightful title featuring alliteration.  "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" and throughout the book the letter "P" is prominent.

Captain No Beard is the imagination character of young Alexander when he is in his bedroom.  This time the story features Pepper Parrot's problem with anger and patience over his failure to distinguish his right hand and his left hand sides (dyslexia).   

His friends (his mateys) help him "batten down the hatches" on his patience and to also learn how to know right from left through a coping mechanism. 

GIVEAWAY 
 10 Winners of assorted pirate books (surprise to winner)
and 
1 Grand Prize Winner will receive the entire series of nine pirate books
Begins December 25
ENDS January 20, 2016  @ 12:01 a.m. ET. 
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DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of each book from the author to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this review.

58 comments:

  1. I never played pirates with my kids when they were little, but my son was very much into Veggie Tales and they have a pirate episode :-) He loved that one!

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  2. She also writes the "If you were me and live in... series"

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  3. I don't remember by son playing pirates but I have two grandsons that have played pirates. Unfortunately neither one of them lives close to us so I was unable to watch them. I have sent pirate 'goodie' boxes to each one though.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  4. Carole also writes the "If you were me and live in" series.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  5. My nephew loves to play pirates but I never did as a child nor did my kids
    bookaunt at outlook dot com

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  6. The author also writes the "If you were me and live in" series and a book called I want to do yoga too

    bookaunt at outlook dot com

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  7. I remember playing pirates, but I don't remember my kids or grandkids playing. But they all love going to see the Pirates at Disneyland! That's for sure.

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  8. Author also writes the "If you were me and lived in (whatever country)" series.

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  9. No, We have never played pirates. We were a family of all girls.

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  10. Yes, we have played pirates. We play pretty much anything... Homeschooling family with four kids!

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  11. Captain No Beard is another of her series.

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  12. Another is If you were me and live in...

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  13. Pirates is not something we usually play but always cops and robbers.

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  14. My children, when they were young, loved "Peter Pan" especially the Pirate, Captain Hook. My oldest son dressed up as him one year for Halloween. Now my grandchildren also love Peter Pan and love to pretend they are pirates on the "Jolly Rodger."

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  15. My 5 year old son, Chance, loves to play pirates! We actually got him this big pirate ship that talks & he got the outfit & some action figures so we have been playing ALOT of pirates. :)

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  16. Her other series is If You Were Me and Lived in. These look like great books as well!

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  17. yes we have played pirates when they were little my grandson loves jake the pirate cartoon and he loves to read this would be great ...

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  18. she also does other books about if you lived in other countries great books

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  19. She also writes If you were me and live in... series

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  20. I gave my little nephew a pirate tent a trunk and a shirt with one on it for Christmas

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  21. The other series she wrote it If You Were Me and Lived in.

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  22. Another series is If you were me and live in

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  23. We play pirates and pretend that our ship has been stolen. We sit on a blanket and pretend it's a raft and that the carpet is shark infested waters. I sometimes get captured by pirates that jump onto the raft and forced to dip my toes into the waters as punishment, lol! I have all boys! :)

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  24. If you were me and live in... series about living in other countries!

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  25. My kids' high school is the Bay Port Pirates. I've never played pirates, but I do a lot of scrapbooking with pirates.

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  26. Carole wrote the "If you were me and live in" series of books. I won the South Korea book from Chat with Vera!!! I love it as my husband has an adopted daughter from South Korea.

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  27. If you were me and live in...

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  28. Her other series are "If you were me and live in..." series.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  29. My kids never really played pirates, they did try on some Pirate Halloween Costumes when they were younger.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  30. I never played Pirates but love the idea!

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  31. I love the "If you were me and lived in (whatever country)" series.

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  32. My grandson is a bit young to play pirate, but he loves watching pirates on TV or reading about them in books!

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  33. f you were me and live in... series

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  34. Carole wrote the "If you were me and live in" series of books.

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  35. Yes, we have played pirates before and have a blast with imaginative play!

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  36. My son doesn't understand pirates too much right now, but I want him to! I'd love to read these books to him.

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  37. The author also writes:
    "If you were me and live in" series.

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  38. Ashley Chassereau ParksJanuary 7, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    She also writes If You Were me and Lived in... series!

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  39. My granddaughter likes to play pirate. We hide the treasure chest and take turns finding it

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  40. My son has not played pirates yet but I think he would love to!
    Thank You for the great reviews and giveaway

    Fiona N

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  41. She also wrote "If you were me and live in..." series

    Fiona N

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  42. My son is six, and we love playing pirates a lot!

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  43. I have played pirates with my younger grandkids. We've played Jake & the Never Land Pirates.

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  44. If you were me and live in... series: It has a bunch of different country books. I was interested in If you were me and live in Italy book which is part of our heritage.

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  45. This would be for my niece who has a wonderfully vivid imagination. She plays dress-up and pretend all the time so I fee sure she has probably played pirates quite a bit.

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  46. The If you were me and live in... series: is another set of books she writes which looks very interesting.

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  47. These books sound interesting! Thanks so much for sharing them at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com!
    Tina

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  48. my kids loooove playing pirates all the time. weve gone vto piragte fest

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  49. she is writing if you were me and lived in..

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  50. I like the book If you were me and lived in Norway.

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  51. My son likes Pirates especially Jake The Pirate. He would like this book.

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  52. My children love to play pirates.

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  53. She also writes If You Were me and lived in ... series.

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  54. we play pirates all the time, my two young boys adore Jake The Pirate

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  55. Her other series is if you were me and live in, which looks great

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  56. My sisters & I used to build pirate ships in our basement during the long upstate NY winters, with our father's saw horses & boards & blankets.

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  57. Carols writes the "If you were me and lived in" series. We have read a few and my grandchildren all love them.

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