Saturday, August 24, 2013
Book Review - Bash and the Pirate Pig
About the Book
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.
My Take on the Book
In this book you are taken on a fun, humorous trip, with characters that are a ton of fun to engage with and a plot that encourages you to keep reading from beginning to end. I loved the plot and the author has done a great job at creating an environment and characters that you can relate with. My eldest daughter actually took this book and did not want to stop and at the end was asking whether there were more stories with the same characters which is always a good sign. All-in-all I was very impressed and hope that we may see more from this author soon!
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