Bash and the Pirate Pig By Burton W. Cole, Illustrations by Tom Bancroft

Bash and the Pirate Pig By Burton W. Cole, Illustrations by Tom Bancroft

  • Spirituality -- High
  • Romance -- None
  • Violence -- Some

Couch potato Raymond Boxby isn’t interested in sports, or anything else besides comics and video games. So when his parents sentence him to Uncle Rollie’s farm for the summer with his weirdo, bible reading, adventure loving, prankster cousin Sebastian Hinglehobb—Bash for short—he isn’t happy. Bash gives Ray a lesson on cow tipping the very first night—the first of a long list of lunatic adventures. While Ray tries to outwit his cousin, he somehow ends up with mud—and other things—on his face anyway. As the pranks escalate, so does Ray’s complaining. But as the summer progresses, a strange transformation begins . . .

With boy humor and sniping, Burton Cole brings farm living to life. Although the title and cover don’t accurately reflect the books’ content, the writing is excellent for the eight to eleven-year-old crowd, and maybe older. The witticisms were well done. Scripture is quoted freely by the zany and winsome Bash throughout who, using the Romans Road, explains the Good News to Ray-Ray Sunbeam Beamer with life changing results. This title could be compared to Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, however, it is a Christian version aimed at a younger audience.

Age Range: 8 and up

Genre: Contemporary, Humor

Series: First of three in the Bash and Beamer Series

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