Monday, July 1, 2013

Strangers on the High Seas: Review

Strangers on the High Seas (A Captain No Beard Story, #4)
Strangers on the High Seas
Author: Carole P. Roman
Publisher: CreateSpace
Series: A Captain No Beard Story #4
Pages: 32
When the Flying Dragon gets a new crew member, Captain No Beard soon discovers that every person is valuable in his or her own way.Responsible for his new crew member and baby sister, the Captain becomes unhappy with his situation and begins to think that being a captain is hard work.

However, when the dreaded Barnabas the Scurvey Dog begins to chase the Flying Dragon, the fearless Captain has to put aside his problems and keep everyone safe. In their race to escape, the Captain, his loyal First Mate Hallie, Mongo the Monkey, Linus the Lion, Fribbet the Frpg, and Polly Parrot soon find out that help can come from the most unlikely of places.

The Captain's new adventure is the charming fourth entry in the Captain No Beard children's book series. With a delightful message that teaches children not to judge a book by its cover, this exciting journey will excite young readers as well as teach them valuable life lessons. While stressing the importance of never marginalizing someone because they don't look like they can help or keep up, the adorable crew teaches children the importance of not talking to strangers. Filled with thrilling adventure, this amusing book will teach children the important lessons in their young lives, all while keeping then riveted from the very beginning. (Goodreads)
My Thoughts:
This is the 4th book in the Captain No Beard Series. Captain No Beard isn't too thrilled to have little Cayla on board today. (Isn't that an adorable way to spell that name?) He thinks that she's just a baby who doesn't know a thing about being on a ship or being a part of the crew and that she'll just get in the way. A strange ship with black sails and a scurvy dog approaches and the crew becomes worried. Little Cayla may just save the day when she does her duty. (Pun intended!) ;)
I am in love with this series so far. From the fun but meaningful messages to the wonderful and colorful illustrations, it's sure to put a smile on everyone's face. This story teaches children that they shouldn't speak to strangers and to be accepting of people, no matter how small or inexperienced. You may find help in the most unexpected way or places. The person who is small, doesn't know anything and a is a "nuisance" may just save your butt! This was an adorable book that had my kids and I laughing. I know they'll be wanting to read this one again.
*I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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