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A Flag for the Flying Dragon

(Captain No Beard #9)

4.73  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  41 reviews
It's business as usual on the Flying Dragon. Their mission is to find a flag for the ship. Captain No Beard sighs, "Being a captain is hard work," as he watches the busy crew preparing the vessel for their next adventure.

Polly is giving out pretzels; Linus is polishing a lamp. Matie is cracking coconuts, Cayla is stuffing holes, and Hallie is swabbing the deck. High overh
Kindle Edition, 24 pages
Published April 9th 2015 (first published January 1st 2015)
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Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another great award winning book by Roman. I just love all the different stories she tells using Captain No Beard. And more importantly, my daughter does too.
Laura Thomas
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh boy. There’s a new crew member aboard the Flying Dragon and Mongo the monkey isn’t happy about it one bit. Zachary is too young to do most jobs and a whole lot of trouble to look after. When Captain No Beard decides the ship needs a flag, maybe Zachary has an idea for that? And Maybe he’s found his place on the ship.

I love this problem solving gang of pirates. And how Carole introduces the lesson to be learned and the solution to the problem is always a fun, delightful adventure.

It’s never to
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Alexander and his friends are back on their pirate ship the Flying Dragon ready for another imaginative adventure. Captain No Beard really wishes his ship had a flag, but he hasn't found the right one yet. One of his many duties of being Captain of a ship is finding the perfect flag, along with watching over his crew. He is proud to watch each of his crew members taking pride in their jobs. Everyone has to work together as a team to stay safe on his ship. When Zachary, the new baby crew member j ...more
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May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really love these books. They get better and better with every story. Every time I get one, my daughter immediately picks it up and starts reading them. It is nice to see a book that is written for children that have learning lessons in them. It is simplistic enough for them to actually understand the lesson themselves.

This time around, the "crew" go out on the seas again. This time, the captain is looking for a flag to be flown from the ship. In the mix of all of this, a new crew member is tr
Nov 28, 2015 marked it as to-read
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Sierra Luke
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Captain No Beard finds a job for everyone and proves that every task is important no matter how small. Very well illustrated. Simple easy to read. Love how the imaginary world morphs back into the reality at the end. Great job!
Penny Minding Mom
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My daughter loves the “Captain No Beard” stories so much that she planned her entire birthday party around his stories. We searched for treasure, made eye patches and even made our own treasure boxes, but the highlight of the entire party was when we built our own Flying Dragon. All the pirates climbed aboard and the mermaids gathered round and we read the sea-faring tale of “A Flag For The Flying Dragon.”

“A Flag for the Flying Dragon” is a swashbuckling tale of Captain No Beard, the Captain of
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of my review. All comments and opinions are entirely me own."

After reading and reviewing Captain No Beard; Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles, I was excited to be able to review another of Carole's Captain No Beard stories. Just like the other book, A Flag for the Flying Dragon has good moral truths that encourage children to problem solve and help one another. Captain No Beard must find a way to keep all of his younger siblings hap
Jalynn Patterson
A Flag for the Flying Dragon: A Captain No Beard Story

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It's business as usual on the Flying Dragon. Their mission is to find a flag for the ship. Captain No Beard sighs, "Being a captain is hard work," as he watches the busy crew preparing the vessel for their next adventure. Polly is giving out pretzels; Linus is polishing a lamp. Matie is cracking coconuts, Cayla is stuffing holes, and Hallie is swabbing the deck. High overhead, trouble is brewing, and it is not the weather. Mong
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A Flag For The Flying Dragon is part of the Captain No Beard children's picture book series by award winning author Carole P. Roman. The story takes place aboard "The Flying Dragon" where Captain No Beard's crew is hard at work making sure everything is ship shape. But, trouble is on the horizon as a new member joins the crew and Captain No Beard realizes his ship is missing a flag. Zach, the new crew member, has high hopes of helping out, but he only seems to help make a mess. Knowing that ever ...more
Melodi Mance
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My daughter really enjoyed this book. It is fun, entertaining and had all of her favorite characters in it. She loves this series and really likes seeing the same characters along with a few new ones, continue their adventures. As a parent I love that each story gives a lesson, without the child feeling like they are being pushed information. The lesson is this book is dealing with problems and solving them, as well as working together as a team. It also shows leadership skills as captain no bea ...more
Melanie Adkins
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Captain No Beard and his crew have set sail on a new adventure. They also have a new crew member, Zach. The day is going well for the entire crew until they realize Zach doesn't have a chore to do. It's up to Captain No Beard to find a chore Zach is best suited for. The job he gives Zach is very special and very important. It also solves the Captains wish for a flag. Join Captain No Beard and his faithful crew as they work through yet another adventure.

This series of books really allows the ch
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
We received this book to give an honest review.

Have we told you how much we love Captain No Beard? Well if we haven't then yes we do. I think this series of books is a great series to have in not only your home but in the classroom as well.
Captain No Beard is all about using your imagination.
With A Flag for the Flying Dragon we have Zachary who is a new character and it took us a while to remember who he was, because the last time we learned Hallie's mom was pregnant. So we were like oh that is
M.M. Hudson
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As with all books that I have read from the Captain No Beard Series, the author has a lesson to tell. Working together for the common good is the key here.

This time, the crew is working on finding the newest member, and Grandson of the author, Zach, a job. At the same time, Captain No Beard is wishing for a brand new crew flag. What is a captain to do when his crew is upset and there is a problem? Work it out!

In the end, after a few mishaps, the crew manages to find Zach the perfect job and the
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book for a young child. In fact, boys might enjoy it more than girls, at the risk of sounding sexist. Captain No Beard has a new member on his ship and must find the newbie a job as well as keep the ship running smoothly. In short Captain No Beard manages to do both. He writing is very suitable to children of all ages, whether they are reading the book with supervision or whether someone is reading the book to them. The story is captivating while also having a good, solid message ...more
Ruth B
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, children, pirates
It's time for a new adventure for Captain No Beard and his crew. This time the newest member, Zachary, has to find his place in the ship. As always the crew works together and presents differents solutions until they come up with the perfect choice. A really interesting and colorful way to teach children about the importance of giving each member a task, a purpose. Also it remarks that every job is important, as the saying says "there are no small parts, only small actors".

I love how this series
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Captain needs to find the perfect flag for his pirate ship. But Captain No Beard is having troubles with his crew. Everyone was doing their jobs and working together when they heard Mongo and Zachary fighting. Captain No Beard needs to come up with a solution so that everyone has a job and works together. His first suggestions don't work. But he doesn't give up. He keeps trying until he finds the perfect job for Zachary.

The story teaches the concepts of working together, the importance of fa
Dylena Menard
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love every single one of these books in the series because they all teach an important lesson as you read along. For this book, the morale of the story is how to make room for a new friend while playing. Let me explain. As the book goes along everyone is trying to find a job for little baby Zachary to do without giving away their own jobs working on the ship. We all know how children can get and sometimes they don’t want to share. Well in this case Zachary was too little to do the jobs the res ...more
Linda B
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Captain No Beard and his crew are back, but this time there is a new crew member, Zachary. Zachary is eager to help, but what can he do when everyone thinks he is too young?

This is another fun story with all of our favorite characters acting out their imaginary pirate adventure. The story adds a new character, young child trying to fit in and play with the children. While the story is about creating a flag for the Flying Dragon, it is really about learning that everyone has talents and abilities
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I would like to thank Bostick Communications and the author, Carole P. Roman, for giving me a copy of this book to read and review. A Flag for the Flying Dragon introduces a new member of Captain No Beard's crew - Zachary. Zach (nicknamed "Swabbie") needs a job, but it is a disaster finding him one until the Captain has an idea. "Swabbie" ends up with the most important job of all - uniting the crew. Despite their problems and differences, they all come together and form a great team. An imagina ...more
Jennifer Lara
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Captain No Beard: A Flag for the Flying Dragon by Carole P. Roman is another great addition to the Captain No Beard series. Everyone is busy working at their various jobs on the ship. But baby Zachary doesn’t have a job to do and no one wants him to help with his/her job. Captain No Beard must find a solution. He realizes that the ship doesn’t have a flag and he grabs a piece of cloth and makes Zachary keeper of the flag. Now, everyone has an important job on the Flying Dragon.
A Flag for the Fly
Another adventure for Captain No Beard and his crew: the Flying Dragon still misses a flag, but Captain No Beard is indecisive about the perfect design. When latest crew member Zachary wants to play along, No Beard realizes that good friends and shared fun can also create something perfect. Again, this Captain No Beard manages to very subtly convey an important message for children - that it is important to include everyone.

While my son enjoyed this book, his enthusiasm was not as great as the c
Vera Godley
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Captain No Beard is now dealing with an unhappy crew and the problem of getting an appropriate flag for his ship. Unrest amongst the crew members results from little Zach not having his own job on ship. They try to find something for him, but he interferes and creates a mess. They are unhappy and something needs to be done.

Their solutions are in the form of the team learning to help and get along with each other. And they do find a flag for the ship in an unexpected source.

Bonnie Lemaire continu
Rebecca Bryant
Apr 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Carole P. Roman does it again with this beautifully written and illustrated book about teamwork. We are back on Captain No Beard’s ship with all the familiar faces we have come to love. Not only are we introduced to a new face but Captain No Beard has realized the ship had no flag.

Zach wants to help but only seems to make a mess. So Captain No Beard comes up with a plan to fix two problems at once. This book is really fun to read aloud with kids. Suitable for ages 3-8 Carole engages her audienc
Shelly Itkin
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you have read any of Ms. Roman's previous books you know they are all meant to teach young children a lesson. In her latest book we learn that being part of a team might not be easy, but it is rewarding when all the members/people get along.

Linus the lion, Polly the parrot, Matie the goat, Mongo the monkey and Cayla and Hallie just can't seem to find a job that Zachary can do. He is young and wants to be included but nobody seems to want his help. Thanks to Captain No Beard he comes up with
Apr 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Again, another sweet story by Carole P. Roman. In this installment we learn the importance of including everyone.

Like I have stated previously, I love these sweet books. They are so great for kids. I love the illustrations. I love the imagination that goes on in the stories.

This book teaches us about coming together, working as a team, and including everyone. Such great lessons for kids to learn now.

I love children's books. They are always so sweet, and so much fun to read. I have big kids now
Sandra Stiles
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is another Captain No Beard Story. Captain No Beard is off on another voyage with his crew. Each of them is doing their chores. Linus the lion polishes the lamp to light their way. Matie the goat cracks coconuts for them to have a snack, Hallie swabs the deck, Cayla stuffs torn up burp rags in the ships cracks and Mongo was in the crows nest with the newest member Zach. Mongo didn’t want him there because he was too little and couldn’t talk yet. On top of all of these problems the captain h ...more
Anne Rightler
May 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A delightful book for young children with imagination. Carole P. Roman has given early readers another in the Captain No Beard series and this one is sure to be a hit. Captain No Beard needs a flag for his pirate ship and it has to be perfect. As he surveys his crew he notices not only the lack of a flag but the new mate is missing too. And when he is found, it's soon seen that he needs a job of his own to keep the peace. What can Zachary do to be included in the crew. Teamwork and quick thinkin ...more
Kristi Bernard
Jun 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Captain No Beard and his crew on the Flying Dragon are out on another exciting adventure. The crew is busy doing chores. It was discovered that Mango was missing. He had been struggling with Zachary, the newest member, over who would be the look out. And since Zachary can’t talk, being the lookout wouldn’t be a good fit. The crew chimed in and offered suggestions for Zachary. Zachery wasn’t happy and began to smash coconuts. Will Captain No Beard be able to bring his crew back to calm seas and h ...more
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh!! What to say, Captain No Beard and his fun loving, adventurous crew is amazing. I absolutely love this series. This author brings reading and adventure to life through her amazing Children's stories.
Vivid descriptions, well written story, easy to follow makes a Children's delight. The illustrations are amazing as well as the story within.
Parents, grand-parents,educators, and librarians, please pick up this story.
Another hit by this author. A Children and Young Readers delight.

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  • Strangers on the High Seas (Captain No Beard, #4)
  • The Treasure of Snake Island (Captain No Beard, #5)
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