Book Review and Giveaway: Bash and the Pirate Pig (US, Ends 10/2)

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Beamer is a city kid.  When his parents tell him he is going to be spending the summer at his cousin’s farm, he thinks, “I was tried, convicted, and sentenced to a summer with my wacko cousin Bash on the Farm of Doom.”  When my daughter read that sentence she giggled and it was the first of many!

No comic books?  No potato chips and television?  Beamer can’t imagine how it could be fun to ride a cow, share a raft with a pig, or see a calf being born.  Beamer’s cousin, Bash, often talks about his “Farmin’ and Fishin’ Book” but Beamer is pretty sure that isn’t what the Bible is really about.

burton w coleAbout the Author

Burton W. Cole is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist with thirty years of experience and more than fifty humor writing awards to his credit.  Her 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.

My Take

We giggled from the first chapter until the last.  Mr. Cole’s writing reminded me of one of my favorite writers, Jan Karon.  With a down home charm and insight into a simpler time, he captures the thoughts, feelings, and joy of small towns.  Bash is a combination of Huckleberry Finn and Dennis the Menace.  Interjected in an interesting way is a Christian faith.  I have never heard of the Bible referred to as a “Farmin’ and Fishin’ Book” but now I can kind of see it.  This is a fun book to read with your kids.  It’s a fun read aloud book and would be perfect for a camping rainy day when the drops are tapping on the tent.  Or cozy up with some hot chocolate and laugh together over the exploits of Bash and Beamer.

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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I was sent a copy of the book for review.




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