Being a Captain is Hard Work
Carole P. Roman
Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 9) for Reader Views (12/16)
In “Being a Captain is Hard Work” by Carole P. Roman, it was another great morning on the Captain No Beard ship. All of his crew were getting ready for the Captain’s call. Mongo is the first to say that they had dark clouds and rough winds. Captain No Beard did not agree with him. He continues to give orders and his journey until the end, not listening to the warnings of his crew. Until a gust of wind shucked the ship and everything was out of control. But not even that stopped Captain No Beard of thinking that he knew what he was doing.
On this adventure with Captain No Beard, what I learned is that not all the time do we know everything. We need to listen to others and let them helps us. A bad decision could be dangerous and “a good friend will always tell you when you are doing something wrong.”
“Being a Captain is Hard Work” by Carole P. Roman is an excellent story. I loved the illustrations and liked the handy list of the different types of clouds.
A Note from Paola’s Mom:
Paola loves all the adventures of Captain No Beard.
What she liked and learned from this one is how important it is to listen to others and not focus on our own thoughts. She learned that sometimes she will probably be right, but many other times will make mistakes. And that is part of the learning process. Excellent learning adventure.