The first book review in this series is for young people ages 8-14. "Bash and the Pirate Pig" is written by Burton Cole and illustrated by Tom Bancroft. It has a retail value of $12.99 and is literally hot off the presses, released this month.
The illustrator Tom Bancroft has more than twenty years of experience in the animation and illustration industry and has worked with Disney on films and also done work for DC Comics. His talent is apparent with this book as I was immediately drawn to the fun illustrations, both on the colorful cover and within the pages of the book.
Even though his family lives by the ocean, Raymond "Beamer" Boxby is a city kid who loves staying indoors to play video games. When his parents send him to spend the summer on a farm with relatives, he decides he will have no use for the wide open outdoors one bit. His cousin Bash has a "Fishin' and Farmin' book" (The Bible) that he shares with Beamer, and this special book leads to a summer full of all kinds of adventures outdoors along with some important lessons that will be learned. I love the values this book teaches along with the humorous and entertaining story.
One of you will win a hardcover copy of this book to share with a special young person in your life. To enter, leave a comment below and let me know the who you would like to share this book with if you are the winner. Winner must reside in the US or Canada. Entries close on Friday, September 20 at 6:00 pm EST. Good luck!
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