Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"Stuck in the Doldrums: A Lesson in Sharing, A Captain No Beard Story" by Carol P. Roman (Review & Giveaway)

ISBN: 9781479182701
~ $11.99
I am happy to announce that author Carol P. Roman has just launched her third book in the children's picture series "Captain No Beard."  This time Captain No Beard and his crew are Stuck in the Doldrums. I have been privileged to read Carol's other two Captain No Beard books and review them.  Again our Captain gets himself and his crew stirred up and he gets a bit bossy making life miserable for his crew.
"But who," say you "Is Captain No Beard." Well, he is.... "A young boy named Alexander, his cousin Hallie, and three stuffed animals board his bed and their world is transformed! Set sail with Captain No Beard!"  So cast off on the sea of counterpane and sail on The Flying Dragon with Captain No Beard and his crew.
This colorful, delightfully illustrated third book will engage young readers (or those to whom it is read aloud) and bring loads of entertainment their way.  As they "shiver me timbers" and "ahoy ye maties" through the pages, they find themselves learning lessons right along with Captain No Beard and his crew.  The lesson they learn (and readers will learn) is one of sharing.

The Captain's ship is sailing along when the wind stops and they are "stuck in the doldrums" (a boating/sailing term meaning there is no wind that can be captured with the sails to keep the ship moving).  They are stuck on a deserted island and so they have a bit of play time.  When life gets unpleasant because of someone who doesn't share, we can "get stuck in the doldrums" just as Captain No Beard and his trusty crew of The Flying Dragon.

Cute, new crew members for Captain No Beard!
Aren't they adorable in their Captain No Beard
T-Shirts and pirate hats!
Delightful crew members are again present in book three: Linus the Lion, Fribbet the Frog, Polly Parrot (every pirate's tale needs a parrot), and Mongo the Monkey. While they get frustrated with the Captain's non-sharing and bossy antics, they do come to his rescue when the need arises.

GIVEAWAY:  Captain No Beard's author has graciously provided a copy for one of Chat With Vera's readers to vie for by entering the giveaway using the Rafflecopter entry form.  Begins April 9 and ENDS April 24 at 12:01 a.m. EDT. Open to USA mainland residents, only.

About the author: Award winning author Carole P. Roman is a former teacher turned businesswoman. She has successfully run a family business with her husband that employs close to five hundred people.  Her first book, Captain No Beard - An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life has been named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 as well garnered the star of remarkable merit.  Captain No Beard has developed in a series of 3 more books.  Her next project is the book series I Want To Do Yoga Too.  She is currently working on a new educational series that explores different cultures from a child's point of view.


  1. My daughter pretends to be a pirate a lot. I think she originally got the idea from watching cartoons. She enjoys drawing little treasure maps.

  2. My middle child, now 16 1/2, was a HUGE fan of the Imaginex toys. He had ALL of it! One of his favorites was the Pirate ship with all of the little people. we were just talking about this the other day!
    Also, our high school is the Bay Port Pirates! Love it!
    I love to read pirate books to my students. they love them.

  3. The last thing that I share with someone was the other half of the necklace that says "Best Friends". My best friend lives near Madison, WI. I miss her sooo much!

  4. https://www.facebook.com/cnbbook/posts/605332949477079

  5. My little guy is only 5 months but he's already got TWO pirate costumes for when he's older. I think I'll end up disappointed if he doesn't like pirates ;-)

  6. Since my son started watching Jake on Disney he loves to play pirates.
    Thanks for the giveaway.


  7. Does Polly want a cracker? I think every one plays pirates at least once.

  8. I can't really remember playing pirates when I was young but I did enjoy reading books about pirates. I'm still fascinated with pirates that lived in history. thank you BL

  9. yes, my 2 sons play pirates quite often!

  10. I posted on Facebook!


  11. I was super girly when i was little and always wanted to be the princess, but my 3 little girls LOVE playing pirates!


    1. Well, then your little girls can identify with the 3 in the picture. :)

  12. I never did play pirates but these days the kids love to play it now that there popular again.

  13. I share everyday...im a mom! I share my cell phone so they can play games or whatever it is that they do.

  14. I like to share lunch with my friends.

  15. We just reviewed the first book in the series and really enjoyed it. Thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop. :)


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