Sunday, October 26, 2014
Book Review - Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis
About the Book
Captain No Beard and his crew of loyal pirates heave anchor for another adventure, this time in the icy waters of the Arctic. Captain No Beard's steering a course due north, sailing by the light of the North Star. Everyone on the crew wonders what the captain's up to, especially as he gets embarrassed when they ask. When the captain finally admits his plan, the crew discovers he plans to steal the aurora borealis, the beautiful northern lights that brighten the arctic sky. They're all shocked. They may be pirates, but even they know stealing is bad. Besides, how can anyone steal the lights from the sky? A charming, engaging tale about doing what's right, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis is the latest installment in Carole P. Roman's award-winning pirate series. The first book, Captain No Beard—an Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life, received the Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012 award and the Star of Remarkable Achievement. The series presents real-life problems in an imaginary setting and encourages discussion with both parents and educators
My Take on the Book
Captain No Beard and his crew are heading north where it is cold and snowy. The crew is not happy with their captain as he wants to steal the aurora borealis . They know stealing is bad. So with some convincing the crew help their captain to realize they can color beautiful pictures and hang them up to represent the aurora borealis.
This is another nicely written story by Carole P. Roman, for young children. It teaches them about the north, Polaris, aurora borealis and of course the concept that stealing something is not permitted.
I believe you and your child will enjoy reading this book together. Maybe you can color drawings of aurora borealis too.