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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Bash and the Pirate Pig ~ Book Review and Giveaway

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Apparently I fell off the face of the earth for a week.  :)  Actually I just didn't feel like posting anything.  Some weeks are like that.

Anyway, today I want to share with you a book that the boys and I just finished reading.

This was a fun book to read.  Nicholas, my ten-year-old especially enjoyed it.  It was right up his alley.  I would read a chapter or two to the boys in the evenings.  Most evenings they couldn't wait until it was time to read.  And they didn't want me to stop when it was time for bed.

Here's some info about the book, author, and illustrator ...

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 

Stay Connected
B&H Publishing Twitter: @BHKidsBuzz
Website: http://www.bhpublishinggroup.com/books/products.asp?p=9781433680694

What did I think?  Well, I mostly liked it.  I say mostly because despite how entertaining the story is, there are several typographical errors in the book.  I tend to proofread things as I read them.  Seriously, maybe I should have become an editor or something.  Some missing punctuation or a comma where a period should be.  And the name "Bush" once where it should have been "Bash".  Nick actually pointed that one out.  I read it as it was in the book and Nick corrected me.

Other than those minor annoyances--that you can probably overlook if you aren't a proofreader like me--it is a really cute story.  Two boys having summertime adventures.  One boy teaching the other about God's love and mercy.  Good stuff.  In fact, my boys can't wait until the next book in the series comes out.  (There's a sneak peek of chapter one in the back of this book.)

If you'd like a chance to win your very own copy of the book, just leave a comment on this post telling me who you would give this book to if you win.  Do you have a child who would love to read it?  Maybe a nephew or niece?  Would you donate it to your local library?  Or would you just keep it for yourself?  (That's okay too!)  Just name it and you are entered!

Last day to enter is Sunday, September 22 (which is also the first day of fall, just so you know :) ).  I'll randomly draw a winner and post it on Monday, September 23 so be sure to check back!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

1 comment:

Tamara said...

I have a few boys in mind that might enjoy this ;)