I received this book courtesy of Mrs. Roman for the purpose of a fair and honest review.
Overview: There’s a new crew-member for The Flying Dragon. Matie the Goat seems to be the biggest problem facing the rest of the crew. She just rubs most of them the wrong way. Can Captain No Beard bridge the gap between the crew members, or will Matie be set adrift.
Story Telling: Captain No Beard still has the simple sentences going for him.
Artwork: The illustrations are still intriguing. The cartoon quality just works for the series.
Likes: Hallie and Cayla didn’t bend to the pressure of not liking their new friend.
Dislikes: I’ll be honest: having praise, then belittle themselves, doesn’t seem like a real good way to stop a bully session. In fact, it is more likely to give the bully more ammunition. You aren’t going to guilt a bully into stopping. All you’ll do, at best, is change out the target.
Favorite Character: I still like Hallie, but I’ll add Matie this time.
Favorite Quote: I almost felt sorry for Captain No Beard. “Can’t we all get along?”
Favorite Scene: Matie had a good solution to the crew’s water problem.
Conclusion: The story was okay, but I’d suggest that you find another way to help your ‘crew’ deal with bullies.