Carole P. Roman’s Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles-A Captain No Beard Story

I received this book courtesy of Mrs. Roman for the purpose of a fair and honest review.

Overview: It’s just another average day on Captain No Beard’s ship. Or it would be if the pirates didn’t find out that Fribbet has a problem at home. Can Captain No Beard maintain order and help Fribbet with his problem?

Story Telling: Well, I guess this is what you could call a two-for, in more ways than one. We have a cute story for children, with adorable illustrations, and it can pass on two lessons. You can show your children the life-cycle of a frog, as well as prepare them for the coming brother or sister.

Likes: The drama that Fribbet felt over his new brothers and sisters wasn’t belittled or treated like it was just one big misunderstanding. Captain No Beard, and the rest of The Flying Dragon’s crew, accepted the trouble for what it was. A big deal to one, was a big deal to all. That takes some skill to pull off while staying sincere.

Dislikes: The only thing that I’ve noticed is the fact that this story leans on the rest of the series. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, unless you cat the series in the middle.

Favorite Character: Picking just one of the pirates is a bit of a dilemma. It’s almost a cop-out to pick Captain No Beard. I guess I could go with Hallie.

Favorite Quote: Hallie gives us this one. “I got a little tadpole of my own!”

Favorite Scene: The best part was when we found out how Captain No Beard got the position of captain.

Conclusion: It’s a cute book. Enjoy it with your ‘tadpoles.’


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