About the Book
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 Take on the Book
I have had the opportunity and enjoyment to read many of Carole P, Roman's "Captain No Beard" stories. There is always adventure as the children use their imaginations to sail the seas.The author also makes sure there is a lesson to be learned by one of the crew members in the story.
In this story the captain does not listen to the crew members as they warn him of sailing into a storm ,sailing in the wrong direction, and asking the cook to prepare something to eat when the seas are rough. The captain thinks he knows what is right., As the story progresses he learns a lesson to listen carefully. All is well at the end of the book.
It is a good lesson for children and adults to listen what someone else may be telling you. They may be correct and you may be wrong.