This book by: Burton W. Cole and Illustrated By: Buddy Lewis is the third in the Bash Series. Bash, Beamer and their friends are living the simple life. Bash’s farm is full of humor, adventure, pranks, a colorful goat, a cow that makes chocolate milk, and a robber! In the midst of kids being kids, they have serious thought and conversation about what it means to be baptized and the great commission.
To be completely honest, I just could not get into this book. It was a difficult read for me because of the “redneck” talk between the characters. For example, the first few sentences read as follows:
“Bash squished a blue Play-Doh snake over the last glitter-ing nail point jutting from the plank seat. “Better safe than screeching’ ’bout prickly pants.” His nose twitched like a rabbit with the sniffles. “‘Sides, only thing better-smellin’ than Play-Doh is chocolate.”
While this type of book might be appealing to school age boys, I (a 33 year old woman) could not get past this style of writing. Since the book is geared toward 8-12 year olds, I asked my 8 year old daughter to read it to see if she would like it. She did not get past the first couple of pages before telling me that she did not want to read anymore. I asked her why and she said it was not interesting to her.
Without having read the previous two books, I do not know how this book compares to them. This is a wholesome book and age appropriate for the target audience. The cover is colorful and exciting. The illustrations are cute!
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Bash and the Chocolate Milk Cows
By Burton Cole & Buddy Lewis / B&H Kids