The Legend of Captain McFinn and Friends by Phyllis Cafaro

Title: The Legend of Captain McFinn and Friends
Author: Phyllis Cafaro
Publisher: McFinn Press
Released: January 31, 2012

Book Summary

Captain McFinn was once one of the biggest bullies on Sand Dusty Reef, but when he meets the Undersea Friends, he learns that being a friend is always better than being a bully. Come along with Captain McFinn and Friends and see how McFinn, the bully, became Captain McFinn the leader and protector of Sand Dusty Reef.

More than anything else I expect children’s picture books to have great illustrations.  Text I don’t mind rereading is second on my list.  Captain McFinn and Friends met both these requirements.  The illustrations are bold and vibrant.  The text was easy to read and made for a great read aloud.  This book also had a good message about helping those who are not our friends.

This was the 1st of 3 books.  There is also a website full of great information on anti-bullying that goes along with these books that is worth checking out:

Anti-Bullying Pledge
I’ll never be a bully
They tease and hurt and lie
I’ll never think it’s fun
Making other people cry
I promise to be friendly
To all the kids I see
Making friends is better
A friend is what I’ll be