Saturday, February 14, 2015

A new adventure with Captain No Beard and his crew

A great new addition to the Captain No Beard series. Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles by Carole P. Roman is a story of sharing your problems with your friends and learning to be a big brother or sister to the newest members of the family.


The story opens with Cayla making a mess on the deck of the ship and Fribbet in hiding. When the crew finds him in his hiding spot, he is upset and doesn’t want to share. The crew convinces him that sharing your problems with your friends help make the problems not so big to handle. Fribbett then shares that his home has been overrun with many tadpoles. Captain No Beard tells Fribbet that while being an older brother is hard work, it is also worth it. As the ship returns to a bed, Captain No Beard’s mother brings in the newest member of the family.


I loved this story for three reasons. First, the story helps children understand that sharing your problems with your friends can help. Friends can help find a solution and offer support. Second, the introduction of new family members and the changes that take place. Third, I love that the book takes the children through the development stages of frogs, from eggs to tadpoles to frogs. It’s a great way to illustrate the life cycle to children. I highly recommend Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles as well as the other titles in the Captain No Beard series.

Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles
Is available on Amazon
In paperback for $9.99
And on free on the Kindle

for Kindle Unlimited subscribers