We had the opportunity to read some great children's books by author Carole P. Roman. We were sent 3 soft cover book titles of our choice from her Carole P. Roman books and collections. We chose two from her pirate series, and one from her cultures around the world series.
These printed books are very nice and colorful. The covers have great pictures to grab the attention of the children. The inside pages are full color with nice drawings. The words are big and easy to read.
|A glimpse of the inside of Captain No Beard|
Our first title is Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life (vol. 1). This one is the first of the pirate series, but these can be read in any order. This book introduces Captain No Beard as imagined by Alexander, his crew mate Hallie (who is also his cousin), and his ship crew some fun and zany animals including a frog, a monkey, and a lion. They begin by talking pirate lingo, but have to figure out what some things mean like "shiver me timbers." They look it up, and figure out it means "Oh my goodness!" This book has a lot of fun practicing pirate talk. In the end they spot a mermaid who happens to be "Mom" coming up the stairs to bring a treat. It ends back in Alexander's room, and you see that the whole story is imagined. Kind of a fun imaginary tale. It's a fun introduction to some pirate language, and new words too.
Our second tale is Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience: A Captain No Beard Story (vol. 2). In this story Pepper Parrot is introduced as a new character, and the crew tries to figure out what the new crew member's job will be. They also practice a new drill aboard the ship where they learn the left and right sides and names of the ship. All the crew has to learn to be patient with the new parrot as she gets it wrong a few times. They decide to change Pepper's name because she looks more like a Polly, and of course in the end "Polly wants a cracker." They end back in Alexander's room where they decide to go downstairs to grab some crackers for a "pirate feast."
The last title we received is If You Were me and Lived in South Korea: A Child's Introduction to Cultures around the World. I picked this one because at the time we received these we were studying and watching the Olympics, so I thought it'd be a fun addition to help the kids understand a little better about South Korea. This book is set up as a story, and talks about what life would be like if you really lived there. It even includes Korean words and pronunciations which is kind of fun. It gives just a little glimpse of some of the culture and customs. It's a great introduction. It includes things like geography (maps), food, karate, celebrations, daily life (school), and family names (like Mom and Dad).
Overall, these are fun books. My 7 year-old liked the pirate books. They are all very kid friendly, and easy for even him to read. If you want to see what others had to say about these books and other titles you can click on the banner below.