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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Bash and the Pirate Pig review and Giveaway!!

The winner is #1- Theresa N.!  

Bash and the Pirate Pig 
Written by: Burton Cole 
Illustrated by: Tom Bancroft
Publisher: B&H Kids
Hardcover: 224 pages 

My Thoughts:

Bash and the Pirate Pig is... Crazy, stinky, laugh out loud, death defying, creative, heartwarming,  down on the farm summer fun!  Beamer and Bash are cousins with completely different views on just about everything which makes for one wild (cow!) ride of a story.  Cow tipping, pirate ship launching, fort building, heifer rescuing, hunting for elephants and rhinoceroses and swimming lessons are just a taste of the antics these two boys get into.  I'll never forget Bash's David and Goliath Sunday school lesson complete with a real slingshot and a zoo of critters- yikes!

The stories were delightfully entertaining.  I kept thinking to myself "I hope they make this into a series!" (I was thrilled when I discovered the first chapter of the next book in the back!)  I read  Bash and the Pirate Pig out loud on our last road trip- and my 15 year old begged for more!  Not only is the book hilarious, but it also has a heart and a message.  Salvation is presented in the most innocent and trusting of ways- by a child that "chats" with the Lord.  Precious, through and through.

I can't recommend this book enough.  A wonderful read loud for all ages.  Laugh out loud funny and heartwarming at the same time.  Can't wait for the next book in this series!  And now for the GIVEAWAY...

I'm so thrilled to be able to offer a giveaway of Bash and the Pirate Pig book from FlyBy Promotions!

Here's what you need to do to enter:

#1- Leave a comment on this post for 1 entry.
#2- Leave a separate comment telling me you're a follower of my blog (if you are) for 1 extra entry.
#3- "Like" Burton Cole on facebook for 1 extra entry.

*I'll randomly choose a winner on September 19th.  Good luck!*

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 BeastThe Lion King, and Aladdin. Other clients have included DC Comics and Big Idea Productions

*I was given a copy of this book by FlyBy Promotions in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*


Theresa N. said...

Sounds like a fun read.
Theresa N

Theresa N. said...

I follow on GFC theresan.
Thersa n

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Sounds like a great read.