Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Bash and the Pirate Pig-a juvenile fiction book review

Discover the book:


Written for boys 8 to 14, Bash and the Pirate Pig is the story of a cranky city kid named Raymond “Beamer” Boxby who must spend summer vacation at his younger cousin Bash Hinglehobb’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.

Meet the author and illustrator:
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.

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. He lives with his family in Nashville, Tennessee.
My opinion:
Boy book alert!  We've had a hard time finding books that my 12 year old son enjoys reading, but not with this book.  It hit the marks that he's looking for, action, adventure, things that make him laugh, funny cover that captured his attention.  Now, it's turn for what mommy liked, I loved the great hardback cover too, the silly antics that they do, but on a deeper level Bash  speaks of his faith in God and Beamer ends up finding something he didn't know he was searching for and sees some spiritual growth along the way.  Fun read that's recommended for ages 8-12.  I specifically thinks boys will enjoy this fun adventure. 
More info:
 Bash and the Pirate Pig (210 pages, hardcover) costs $12.99 from B&H Kids and is recommended for readers ages 8 to 14.  A second book in the series, Bash and the Chicken Coop Caper, is scheduled for 2014. The first chapter of the Chicken Coop Caper can be found at the very end of this book.
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1 comment:

Unknown said...

OH my goodness - my pig loving boy would LOVE this! Pick me! Pick me! My favorite as a kid was the Boxcar series. I ate those up and read them over and over. I can't get my kids to read them now and I can't figure out why!

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