Title: A Flag for the Flying Dragon
Author: Carole P. Roman
“It was not what he planned for the flag. He studied his troubled crew and decided that it didn’t matter. As long as they were together, working, playing, and having fun, nothing else mattered,” Captain No Beard admits in Carole P. Roman children’s story, A Flag for the Flying Dragon.
Part of the “A Captain No Beard Story” series, this forty-six-page paperback targets preschool to early elementary school children, especially those who like pirate stories. With no profanity, scary scenes, or violence, the book would best be read out loud to beginner readers based on some of the complicated wording. The fun, colorful illustrations are easy to decipher and cover the complete page with a nicely sized black font text usually set against white backgrounds.
Award-winning author Roman has written over two dozen children’s books. A former teacher turned businesswoman, she spends time being a grandmother in New York while helping her husband run a successful family business.
This continuing tale has Captain No Beard in command of The Flying Dragon but at a quandary as he cannot find the perfect flag for his boat. The crew keeps busy doing their chores; only newcomer Zachary has nothing to do.
When the toddler tries to help Mongo be a lookout, the trouble starts. Afraid the little boy may get hurt, Captain No Beard struggles to find a viable task for him. Zach tries to help Cayla stuff holes, but that does not work. He offers to help Matie crack coconuts, but he makes a mess. Hallie is concerned her mopping the deck may be disrupted.
With Zach ruining the crew’s responsibilities, the captain has to come up with something quick. Seeing one of Cayla’s burp cloths, he turns it into the ship’s flag and instructs Zach to keep it safe and raise it every time they sail. In the end, everyone is happy that they worked together as a team and included Zach in the process. Soon they are transported back to reality in Alexander’s bedroom.
Playful and charming, this additional book offers readers a fantasy of fun while looking at the creative, expressive designs promoting working as a team and helping others.
Thanks to the author for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the reader’s honest opinion.
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