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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bash and The Pirate Pig - Review and Giveaway

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." 

I've said before that Ballerina is a bookworm. I'm always trying to find good books for her to read. So when the opportunity came to review Bash and the Pirate Pig by Burton Cole, I jumped at the chance. 

About the book:

Written by: Burton Cole 
Illustrated by: Tom Bancroft
Publisher: B&H Kids
Hardcover: 224 pages 
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.

My Thoughts About the Book:
After reading Bash and the Pirate Pig, I completely understand how Burton Cole has won so many humor writing awards. This book was hilarious. The adventures that Ray "Beamer" and his cousin Bash get into had me literally laughing out loud. My small people couldn't wait to read it next because they wanted to find out what was so funny. In addition to the amusing situations the cousins find themselves in, there is an easy-to-understand salvation message found in Bash's trust in God and his love of the Bible, which he calls the "Fishin' and Farmin' Book."

If you have children in the 8+ age group, this would be the perfect book for them, especially for boys. You can find more information about Bash and the Pirate Pig and its publisher B&H Kids at the following places: Facebook, Twitter, and the B&H website.

Not only was I offered the opportunity to review this book, but I also get to offer a copy to one of my readers. Enter the giveaway below for the opportunity to win your own copy of the book Bash and the Pirate Pig.
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