Monday, September 16, 2013

Bash and the Pirate Pig Book Review and Giveaway


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When I was given the opportunity to review this book I couldn't pass it up. The title alone had me curious and I figured it would be a good book to read with the kids. Needless to say they loved the quirky characters and their adventures. There were plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and Liza and Jason were constantly begging me to read more of the story.

I enjoyed how the story kept things about God so simple. Sometimes as adults we tend to make things more complicated than they need to be but Bash refers to the Bible as the Farmin' and Fishin' Book and when they get lost Bash simply says "we need to ask for directions" and stops to ask God to show them the way. It's a great reminder to just trust God.

My kids are 5 and almost 7 and while they enjoyed the book I think the perfect age would be ten year old boys. What a great book to inspire kids to get outside and enjoy adventure instead of spending their days inside in front of the tv!

The only thing that would have made the book better for me would have been a few less uses of the words "stupid" and "idiot".

The stuff I have to tell you...

About Bash and the Pirate Pig 
Bash and the Pirate Pig, by Burton Cole, is the story of a cranky city kid named Raymond "Beamer" Boxby who must spend summer vacation at his younger cousin, Bash's, farm. 
Beamer prefers air conditioning and video games. He can't see what good can come of this so-called country fun that includes riding cows, river rafting with a pig, or playing with skunks. 

But hang tight, Beamer, because Bash's zany adventures with his "Fishin' and Farmin' book" (The Bible) just might lead to the coolest discovery of all. 

About the Author
Burton Cole is a Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist with thirty years of experience and more than fifty humor writing awards to his credit. He grew up on a farm in northeast Ohio and attended a small-town church with a slew of cousins and buddies. That same boyhood inspires his colorful stories today. 

About the Illustrator 
Tom Bancroft has more than twenty years of experience in the animation and illustration industry and worked with Disney on films including Beauty and the BeastThe Lion King, and Aladdin. Other clients have included DC Comics and Big Idea Productions. 

Bash and the Pirate Pig 
Written by: Burton Cole 
Illustrated by: Tom Bancroft
Publisher: B&H Kids
Hardcover: 224 pages 
$12.99

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And now for the fun stuff!! One of you can win a copy of this book!  All you have to do is a leave a comment telling me about something fun you did this summer. Giveaway will remain open until Wednesday, September 25, and winner will be contacted by email.


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