About Bash and the Pirate Pig:
Publisher: B&H Kids
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.
One of my very favorite things as a mother is to hear the giggles that come from my son as he is reading a book he really enjoys. I live for that giggle. Really.
Bash and the Pirate Pig did not disappoint me. The smiles started with the chapter on Cow Tipping. The giggles started with the chapters on the Fly Paper and flying.
They continued throughout the book.
The book is written to a tween audience. Yes, my son is older. But he loves books that are funny and clean. This book fit his requirements of a light read perfectly. The book is threaded with a Christian theme though it doesn’t smack you in the face and make you want to turn the other way. The principles and lessons are skillfully woven throughout the pages and it is not off-putting like some Christian themed fiction books for tweens can be. You learn the lessons without feeling like you have been preached to and at–which can turn some readers away from books within this genre. My son thoroughly enjoyed this book, as did I. Yes, I enjoyed the story too.
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