If you have kids
ages about 2 to 5 or are looking for a gift for this age, Carole Roman is an award-winning children's book writer who knows her port from her starboard. The books
are a riot of color and fun to read to kids
. They are Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience, http://amzn.to/WIdITT
No Beard,Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life: Carole P. Roman: 9781478151708: Amazon.com: Books
I just got them for Michael, age 2. I believe she has other books
in the boat series but I haven't seen them PS When cruising poor regions, the best thing you can leave behind is children's books.