Sunday, April 19, 2015

birthday month give-away - Bash and the Chocolate Milk Cows

I have recently been invited to review the newest "Bash" book . . . and since my grandsons are big "Bash fans", I of course, said, "Yes!". Along with reviewing this book, I get to give one away, so first, my review . . . 

Bash and the Chocolate Milk Cows
Author - Burton W. Cole
Illustrator - Buddy Lewis
Publisher - BH Kids
Ages - 8-12

Favorite Features -
  • The return of "laugh-out-loud" silliness in a story children will not only enjoy, but learn from as well!
  • The story gives grandparents/parents the opportunity to talk with children about important messages - this time about Baptism and telling others about Jesus
  • Great book for families to read through together at bedtime - my son reads Bash books a chapter or two at a time to the boys at bedtime! This is a wonderful way for younger children to enjoy the stories about Bash.
BH Kids says; "Anytime boring Beamer visits Bash, his crazy farm cousin, weirdness always rules. This time, Bash schemes a way for the cows to give chocolate milk on April Fool’s Day. Meanwhile, there's a robber on the loose, and Beamer is stuck with his crazy cousin, the pesky neighbor Mary Jane, and a goat of many colors. But somehow Beamer manages to learn an important lesson about baptism and the Great Commission. It's just another day at the farm! Based on Matthew 16:15-16, this third book in the Bash series is hilarious fun for kids 8 to 12"

I am sure my grandsons will enjoy Bash and the Chocolate Milk Cows, after all, what isn't there to enjoy about a book which combines Bash and April Fool's Day?! I even love the names of the chapters . . . such as; The Expedition of the Mighty Frog Hunters, The Chicken Shuttle Space Coop, Eggs in Flight and the Great Frog Escape! When you have chapters with such fun names, the story has to be enjoyable! 

I'm so glad Bash and the Chocolate Milk Cows combines great story-telling, a solid message and fun because not only will my grandsons enjoy the time with their dad as they read through this story together, but they will be reminded reading is wonderful and will learn important lessons at the same time! I love how they refer to the Bible in Bash and the Chocolate Milk Cows - The Farmin' and Fishin' Book, "because, its all about farmers and fishermen and how God wants to plant good seeds in us, and weed out the bad stuff, and help us to grow the Fruit of the Spirit, and to be fishers of people to tell them about Jesus so they can be farmers, too.Bash and the Chocolate Milk Cows is definitely a book we can let our grandchildren read and know they will enjoy it and learn from it as well!

I'm very happy to say, not only did I get to review this book, but BH Kids is making another available for me to give away (USA only). The give-away will be on May 20, 2015 (USA only) so if you are over the age of 18 and would like to be in the drawing for Bash and the Chocolate Milk Cows, please comment below to let me know if you ever enjoyed catching frogs when you were a child . . . my parents had a summer home on a lake so we spent a lot of time catching little leopard frogs! We made "frog obstacle courses" for them and had fun watching them hop their way through!

In addition, you will receive additional entries if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win
 Bash and the Chocolate Milk Cows and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away!


  1. Hi Lynda,
    I've never heard of these books so I'm excited to check them out! I didn't really catch frogs when I was little, but when I lived in PR, they have little frogs called coquis (pronounced co-key). They say if you find one, they bring you good luck because they are hard to find because they throw their voice. I always enjoyed trying to find them, but only did once! I follow your site by email, FB and google+. Thanks!

  2. I was never much of a frog catcher, but we did look for tadpoles a lot as kids
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  3. Yes! We caught and released. Frogs, lizards, crabs.. all kinds !