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 Beast, The Lion King, and Aladdin. Other clients have included DC Comics and Big Idea Productions.
This book is targeted for boys ages 8-14. O is 6, but he still has thoroughly enjoyed this book and I have enjoyed spending the time reading it with him. It really is hard to find books targeted directly at boys that you want your kids to read!
O loves to hear what Bash has come up with next, and I'm not going lie, I thought about sneaking the book into my room once O has gone to bed to continue reading to find out what happens next! I hope this continues into a series of books (looks promising with a "sneak' of a future book at the end) that O and I can continue to read together.
I would recommend this book to all Mom's of boys!! (And it really is okay if girls read it too!!)
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Bash and the Pirate PigWritten by: Burton ColeIllustrated by: Tom BancroftPublisher: B&H KidsHardcover: 224 pages$12.99
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