Carole P. Roman's Assorted Series Books Review
Updated: Mar 19
**I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.**
We have read a few Carole P. Roman books here and we enjoy them a lot. There are so many different types of books in the Carole P. Roman's assorted series. There are books for the younger elementary grades as well as the older elementary grades. This time around, we received Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis, One to Ten A Squirrel's Bad Day, and Rocket-Bye. These are all at the younger elementary age. If you would like to see some of the books for older children, you can check out our other two posts here and here!
I chose these books because they looked like books that we could read to our youngest son, 8 months. It's never too early to start reading to children and so these books were great. Of course, he doesn't understand the content of the books, but he liked the pictures, colors, animals, and, of course, the time with each of us.
The first book that was read to him was One to Ten Squirrel's Bad Day. Grandma read it to him one day at her house. I loved the quote, by Virginia Satir, on the first page, "Problems aren't the problem; coping is the problem." That's what this book is about ~ how to deal with problems that arise. You see, Squirrel has a hard time gathering acorns. Rabbit notices that Squirrel is upset and asks what happened. Squirrel proceeds to tell Rabbit all about it and is noticeably upset. Rabbit tells him about a rating system that its mom uses to figure out how big a problem really is. One is for "not a big deal", while a ten is a horrible problem! They go through many examples about problems that have come up and they rate them. They end up realizing that most of our problems are not that big of a deal. It's really our perspective on the problem. I really like idea of this. I think this book will come in handy as our littlest grows up and we have to deal with the problems that arise. It will keep things in perspective. The funny thing is that on that day, something came up with my dad (Grandpa). Grandma joked and asked him if it was a one or a ten problem. She was, of course, joking, but the point was made. We think everything is a ten, but when we sit down and think about it, they really aren't that bad ~ most of the time.
The second book was a book that I read to him called, "Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis". I like Captain No Beard books because they are actually just a brother and his two sisters using their imaginations. This time Captain No Beard wants to take something home that doesn't belong to him. The crew has such a problem with this. I mean they are pirates, but they don't take things that belong to others. The book talks about how it is not right to take things from others. Come to find out that Captain No Beard wants to take the Aurora Borealis home with him because he wants to look at it all of the time. They end of fixing the problem by coloring a lot of pictures to put up on the walls. This books has a great lesson about stealing, but also teaches about what the Aurora Borealis is.
The third book was a book that our middle son read to him called, "Rocket-Bye". This book had the least amount of words out of the three that we read. It was about two brothers riding a rocket around in space. It was a perfect choice for two of our boys to read together. It mentioned the moon, constellations, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. I liked how it named and showed a few different constellations that can be seen in space.
The pictures are vibrant and colorful. There really is a lot to look at and talk about with these books, not just read the words. I really enjoy books like that, especially for younger children. The pictures go so well with the words to help them understand what is happening in the story.
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