"Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" by Carole P. Roman is the introductory book in the Captain No Beard Series. It introduces the main characters—animal and human alike. Those familiar with Roman’s books will notice a slightly different style of art in this book. It looks less like watercolor paint and more like marker. However, the art is still detailed and nice. One picture is even repeated twice in the book. This book has good literary lessons for children. Besides using alliteration, there is a scene where the characters look up a word in the dictionary and appear to be having fun doing so. In terms of teaching kids the value of chores, there is also a part in the story where the “crew” works together to clean the pirate ship. Towards the end of the book, there is a part where the children eat cookies before dinner. How early before dinner is not specified, but I can only hope is it in the afternoon during some sort of snack time as opposed to directly before supper.