Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Treasure of Snake Island: A Captain No Beard Adventure by Carole P. Roman (Review & Giveaway)

Captain No Beard and has set sail for another adventure.  So grab your pirate gear and come "Shiver Me Timbers" with us.

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.

Ms. Roman has saved a copy for one of Chat With Vera’s readers to have as well. Just use the Rafflecopter entry form to enter. Begins August 7 & ENDS August 28. Open to USA addresses only.
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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.


  1. We have a local place in So Cal called the Pirates Adventure. Its a dinner and show based on Pirates. I would really love to go see this I hear it is great.

  2. we have a pirates cove mini golf its fun

  3. We do Speak Like A Pirate Day at work every year. We've gone a little overboard and dress up too. It's fun!!

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  5. Reading Treasure Island as a kid was an amazing pirate experience!

  6. AYE matey. Not sure if I could walk the plank with a patch over one eye but I would try if it would give me access to the treasure! I AM sure that I love Carole's books. I am a retired librarian and we had many of her books! Thanks for this review and giveaway.

  7. Most fun when my son was Captain Jack Sparrow for Halloween

  8. I enjoyed reading the tales of Peter Pan and Captain Hook as a child.

  9. When I read pirate stories to my kiddos and then hear them act it out!

  10. My son likes to say Arrgh and Booty when playing pirates!

  11. My favorite pirate book is Treasure Island. I read it 6 times when I was a 5th grader!
    Thank You for the chance

    Fiona N

  12. Well, I won 24 boxes of Pirates Booty macaroni. Does that count? I also am a retired storyteller that told a pirate story to well over 3000 children dressed as a pirate for over a year.

    1. Well, DG Middendorf, I would say you had plenty of Pirate Booty in those 24 boxes of macaroni. I assume you made plenty of "gold" cheesy dishes out of it. Congrats on being a pirate enthusiasts!


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