The Treasure of Snake Island - A Captain No Beard by Carole P Roman is the newest edition to an emerging new, vibrantly illustrated children's book based on the popular pirate theme. Watercolor art perfectly accompanies the nautical pirate action. The art is fast paced like the untamed adventurous seas where the stories take place. This story includes Captain No Beard and the other familiar heroes of the original book. During the story children will learn an important message about the treasures that books hold. Books- often overlooked, are given a prominent place as they are equated with mystery and with valuable treasure. This book reinforces important lessons- repackaging them in the context of a fictional pirate story. The surprise ending is unexpected and entertaining as it is not the typical outcome that one might expect. Roman has mastered the plot twist adding an element of surprise that even parents will appreciate as they read this story to their children.
This inviting new book series introduces children to the friendly pirate named Captain No Beard, and his frigate as well as the host of friendly talking animals. This is the perfect introduction to pirate literature - like pirate literature 101 complete with the typical pirate talk and pirate cliches. There is a pirate reference on every page of these books such as the Jolly Roger, crossbones flag, pirate slang and nautical terminology . The consistency of this series will appeal to young children. The surprise ending will capture the readers attention and encourage their imaginations. This book encourages role playing- where one's bedroom can become a new world, and blankets can become an ocean. Parents and children alike will be entertained by the pirate slang, vibrant pirate themed illustrations as well as the inviting bold text. The books of this series belong on the bookshelf of every pirate enthusiast. As a blogger I received this book from the author for the purpose of writing this review. This book is available for purchase on Amazon and B&N.