Monday, September 16, 2013

Bash and the Pirate Pig Review & GIVEAWAY!! (9/29)

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 Beast, The Lion King, and Aladdin. Other clients have included DC Comics and Big Idea Productions.

My Review
As I read Bash and the Pirate Pig to my kids, there were times that they burst out into their cute little laughs and they couldn't stop laughing.  I have to admit this book was hilarious!  I'm pretty sure my husband and I laughed more than the kids because we caught onto certain little jokes and schemes easier than they did.  My husband compared it to the one-man plays "Wingfield Farms", which we also thoroughly enjoy.

Not only did we have fun laughing at the adventures that the boys came up with, but we also enjoyed how Bash, despite his scheming ways, was always focused on God.  Bash's lighthearted spirit, although it bothered Beamer at times, also made Beamer realize that he was missing something within himself....something that he then seeks to discover with Bash's help.

I'd highly recommend Bash and the Pirate Pig to kids of ALL ages.  It's fun, suspenseful at times, and has a great message that everyone should hear. :-)

Buy It!
Bash and the Pirate Pig is 224 pages and recommended for 8-12 year olds.  It can be purchased for $12.99 at B&H Publishing Group.

Thank you to FlyBy Promotions for providing me a copy of "Bash and the Pirate Pig" to review and another one to giveaway!!

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