Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Being a Captain is Hard Work (Captain No Beard series) by Carole P. Roman & illustrated by Bonnie Lemaire [Review & Giveaway]

ISBN: 9781522781783
Captain No Beard is determined to travel to Dew Rite Volcano. He won't listen when Mongo predicts a storm or Linus indicates they are headed in the wrong direction. He insists Polly cook in the galley even though the seas are getting rough. What's a crew to do with a stubborn, know-it-all captain?
Will they convince the captain he is barreling headlong into danger, or will Captain No Beard jeopardize both his safety and the crew’s with his single-minded determination to go where he wants?

My thoughts: It's such fun to see another Captain No Beard emerge. This time they are on a rough sea and decisions are being made which are quite controversial. The Captain finds that making decisions and being Captain is Hard Work!

The "Captain-Author" with all the mateys
In this newest edition of Carole P. Roman's delightful kiddies series, the bedroom again becomes the ship and the ocean with the cousins and stuffed critters the Captain and the Crew. Dew Rite Volcano (get it? "Do Right") is on the horizon and the Captain sets his sights for it. But the crew isn't confident it is the right decision because the clouds look a mite stormy, the wind has picked up and is blowing cold, and the seas are churning mightily. But Captain No Beard says he is captain and he decides. He is the one who is right - or rather he boastingly says he is.

So on they sail and right into disaster! After almost loosing a couple of crew members to the wind, ice, and rolling seas the Captain meekly decides he is wrong and sets things right again.

In this book, Ms. Roman has given some educational information at the end of the book with a page featuring types of clouds and the definition of each type. After all, if the Captain had really known his clouds he wouldn't have gotten his ship in trouble.

Now who doesn't love a giveaway? Here is your chance to win the entire series of Captain No Beard books or a copy of Being Captain Is Hardwork.


Grand prize: Entire set of 10 books in Series (1 winner)
Other prize: 1 copy of Being a Captain Is Hard Word (1 winner)
Begins May 31 
Ends June 21 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT
Open to USA addresses only
a Rafflecopter giveaway DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy by the author to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and I was not compensated. Winner's prizes are provided by and shipped by author.


  1. I think everyone has difficulties making decisions when they know that they are going to affect other individuals. I know that I do. I think everyone, including myself, also have had other individuals make decisions that have affected them adversely. The best thing that we can do is make the most of those situations and try not to hurt others.

  2. I have a very difficult time making any type of decision.

  3. Yeah, that is the life. These things happen from time to time but you gotta move past it and live.

  4. I have much difficulty with these decisions, and someone's decisions have adversely affected me in the past

  5. No, I don't have difficulties making decisions affecting other individuals.

    1. I think all have been adversely affected by another person's decision at some point in their life; that includes me.

  6. This is a cute series! Thanks so much for sharing this post and link-up at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week! Great to have you!

  7. Making decisions in general takes me awhile unless it's about food and that I can make quick. I find it easier to help others make decisions, than to do-it-myself.

  8. I carefully and thoughtfully make decisions that affect others. Others decisions usually do not affect me adversely.

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