Pepper Parrot’s Problem with Patience

A Captain No Beard Story

The crew of the Flying Dragon are sailing again. This time, new crewmember, Pepper Parrot is having a hard time keeping up with the drills. Captain No Beard and his mates join together to help Pepper achieve her goals with patience and tolerance.


"Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience is filled with vibrant illustrations that lend an animated spirit to Roman's heartfelt book, but's it's her thoughtful and perceptive storytelling that will make the readers return to it again and again." Nicki Richesin, The Children's Book Review
"Like many stories written for the preschool to third-grade set, Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience offers a moral, but the teachable moments don't come at the expense of the story-they are part of the story.  This female voice of reason, Captain No Beard's cousin Hallie, also offers a point of interest for girls who might not care to read a pirate-themed picture book...The illustrations are friendly, colorful,and inviting ... Captain No Beard and his crew have staying power...many readers will no doubt hope to see a third story in the series..."  - Foreword Reviews, Five Star Clarion Review
"...stresses the importance of teamwork and the necessity of not giving up in difficult situations. The characters help each other to build confidence and learn new skills, and they do so in a kind and patient way. The book has colorful illustrations on each page and uses lots of pirate lingo, which makes this an appealing read for young children...A charming children's story about not giving up." Kirkus Reviews
"Captain No Beard stories should be turned into a cartoon show. They are all just that good." - Miles Cassells & Mom for Reader Views, Book by Book Publicity
"I love the cute pictures and the fun story. I can only wish I had friends like what Pepper has." - Ashley Patterson, God's Light In Me, blog
"I think these stories are just plain fun for kids. And not only fun, but they teach a great message."Brandy, Gluesticks, blog
"Carol P. Roman uses this cute story of the frustrated parrot to teach some lighthearted tricks for aiding struggles with dyslexia. I love how these stories always encourage teamwork and to help one another out. I can't wait to see what story the author comes up with next!" - Emily Buys, Clever Housewife, blog
"... the humor Ms. Roman works into it.  It is simple enough for the kids to get a kick out of it but even the adults can smile at the Pepper Parrot and the crew's patience or lack thereof. ... I loved Pepper and loved how the story turned out for Pepper! Five Stars!!!!"- Amy Sanders, Super Reading Kids, blog
"Children will learn patience, understanding, and confidence. ... A wonderful story that will help your youngster see that through teamwork, guidance, they can overcome hardships with patience, confidence and the help of others." -
"I love how the stories have subtle ways of teaching the kids the right and wrong way to do things. The book also shows children how it is better to work as a team and this is a theme which has continued from the first book. This particular book is about patience and learning your left from your right. ... The illustrations are amazing, I absolutely love the artwork which brings the characters to life and engages the children further into the story. ... The book is a nice length... This story explores how changing the description of something can change our perception of something or someone. I really liked that idea and it was really put across well in the book." - Debbie Douglas & Craig Douglas, What's Good To Do, UK
"This brightly illustrated children's book begins with a delightful title featuring alliteration.  "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" and throughout the book the letter "P" is prominent." - Reader's Haven Reviews, blog
"It's a great story of friendship, patience, and team work. The book even describes ways to learn new tricks and shortcuts to better improve themselves and their way of learning." - Daisy Teh, The It Mom, blog
"We loved reading about Captain No Beard again! My daughter yelled "Yay Yay Yay" through the hallway when we (were) getting ready for a bed time read!" - We're Jumpin' Books, blog
"In this story there is a theme of teamwork and helping one another, along with a subtle teaching tool for Dyslexia. ... The Captain No Beard series has quickly become a favorite at my house.  The illustrations are bright and fun, and the stories are funny and engaging, with helpful character building themes." - Athena, The Loose Screw, blog
"Set in the heart of childhood imagination, author Carole P. Roman's book subtly teaches about problem solving without tears and the importance of teamwork and perseverance and patience." - Kristin, The BookTrotter, blog
"We love the Captain No Beard series by Carol P. Roman. These books are fun reads with exciting illustrations that my children pull off of the shelf to read on their own. As a mom, I love that these books have a subtle life lesson." - Julee Morrison, Mommy's Memorandum, blog
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About Carole P. Roman

Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born."Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series. This year, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis was named to Kirkus Best 2015. The entire cultural non-fiction series If You Were Me and Lived in... was named Best Series by Shelf Unbound. She has begun work on two new series that will be released in early 2016.
Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be.
Her new non fiction series, "If You Were Me and Lived in..." combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us. The debut book in the series, "If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico" has won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Non Fiction 2012. France, South Korea, and Norway. Rebecca's Reads has given If You Were Me and Lived in...Norway an honorable mention in the 2013 Choice Awards. If You Were Me and lived in ...France won second place. ForeWord Review has nominated If You Were Me and Lived in...France for best in children's non fiction literature 2013. They will be followed with Kenya, Turkey, India, and Australia. She plans to do Portugal, Greece, and Argentina next year.
Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.

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