Bash and the Chicken Coop Caper by Burton W. Cole {Review}

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Note: I received a free copy of Bash and the Chicken Coop Caper from Shelton Interactive in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I only recommend products that my family and I really enjoy. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting this site.

Bash and the Chicken Coop Caper by Burton W. Cole

After reading Bash and the Pirate Pigthe girls and I were excited to start Bash and the Chicken Coop Caper by Burton W. Cole. We weren’t disappointed. I started by reading the first two chapters to them, and they were laughing so hard they could barely hear me!

In Bash and the Chicken Coop Caper, Ray is still learning about how to walk in the Spirit from his cousin Bash. He gets stranded at his cousin’s farm in a blizzard, and Bash decides that this is the perfect opportunity for them to exhibit all the fruit of the Spirit. He concocts some supposedly brilliant ideas for helping them to “achieve” all the fruit of the Spirit before the plows can break through and Ray’s family arrives.

Unfortunately for Ray (and fortunately for the reader), the results of Bash’s plans almost always result in hilarity and some awkward issues for Ray. But in the middle of the silliness, Ray and Bash do learn a thing or two about how the Spirit produces fruit in our lives, and they assist an unfortunate family grieving the loss of their husband and father and a homeless man along the way.

While Bash made us laugh regularly, there were also some tender moments as characters began to learn about how God works in the middle of our mess, how to extend grace in difficult situations, and how God can use even mixed-up kids to share Jesus with others. I admit that I got teary during those moments, but not so much that we couldn’t read another chapter or three.

When we finished the last page, my eleven-year-old said, “That was awesome!” And it really was.

How to Get Bash and the Chicken Coop Caper

If you would like to get your own copy of Bash and the Chicken Coop Caper, you can purchase one for yourself—or enter this giveaway!

Update: Congratulations to Sherry B. for winning the copy of Bash and the Chicken Coop Caper!

Shelton Interactive is allowing me to give away ONE copy of Bash and the Chicken Coop Caper. Here’s the scoop:

  • The giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and older.
  • The giveaway ends on Friday, July 11, 2014, at 9:00 pm CDT.
  • To enter the giveaway, leave a comment answering the question below.
  • Only one comment per household.
  • Duplicate or “extra” comments or comments left after the giveaway ends will be deleted.
  • The winner will be chosen at random using the plug-in “And the Winner Is.”
  • The winner will be notified by email within 24 hours of the end of the giveaway and will have 24 hours to respond with the requested information. If the information isn’t received, another winner will be chosen. The information will be sent to Shelton Interactive so your book can be shipped.

Ready to enter? Leave a comment answering the following question:

What do you think your family would love most about Bash and the Chicken Coop Caper?

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20 Responses to Bash and the Chicken Coop Caper by Burton W. Cole {Review}

  1. Stacey says:

    Each of my boys have their own chicken coop…this would really be fun for them to read.

  2. valerie barnes says:

    I’m raising my grandson age 12. He has 4 step sisters all living with different family members in TN. We visited the 8 year old last weekend. I asked if she liked to read or had many books and she said no. I would really like to send her this book. Thanks for the give a ways. But even if I don’t win thanks for the info on a good funny Christian book to purchase!

  3. Crystal Newman says:

    This looks like a fantastic book!

  4. Lena says:

    My family would love a book that causes lots of laughter! :)

  5. Heidi Philyaw says:

    We woukd enjoy the time spent together reading this book!

  6. Deborah C. says:

    We have backyard chickens, so my son will be able to relate to that well. Plus, my kiddo loves anything that is a mystery!

  7. Amy says:

    Any book that can make us laugh is a great book! Add chickens and what more could you ask for !

  8. Ashleigh Smith says:

    I received Bash and The Pirate Pig and started reading it to my 6 and 3 y/o. It was a little too advanced for them, but I enjoyed it so much that I kept reading ahead! I look forward to reading it again to them next school year. It was so refreshing to have a funny, faith based story that I wasn’t constantly scanning ahead to make sure the content wasn’t questionable. I’m excited for another one!

  9. Whitney says:

    We love to hear our little girl laugh! So we would enjoy her laughing when we read the book. It will also encourage her summer reading!

  10. Lori says:

    We LOVED Bash and the Pirate Pig! Would love to win this book! Lori

  11. Kristi Burton says:

    I’ve got 3 young boys and would love a read-aloud that would incorporate God and silliness. My oldest is almost 5 and is already starting to ask questions about Jesus and whether He is really there and what happens when He doesn’t answer. So more books like this would be helpful. =)

  12. Jennifer Medina says:

    I think we would all enjoy the laughs while I get to see the lessons sink into their beautiful brains.

  13. Sherry Brown says:

    My family would love having a fun way to learn more about God’s word.

  14. We loved the first book. You’re right, laugh-out-loud moments for sure. I’d love to experience the same with the second.
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  15. I am not entering the drawing as I already have my own copy, plus all the rough drafts, notes, deleted scenes, and goofs. As the author of the Bash and Beamer books, I want to thank all of you entering the drawing for your interest, and I hope whoever wins the book finds it filled with blessings and laughter. It was a joy to write!

  16. Joy says:

    I think we would love to learn how God works through our mess! Plus, you can’t beat all the laughter together as a family. :)

  17. april landes says:

    My kids LOVE books and look forward to our family reading time. Anything “mysterious” is a win with them! These look like fun reads!

  18. Brandi says:

    We love family time read alouds filled with humor! 😉

  19. Margaet says:

    I would love to read a book by an author I knew in high school!

  20. Trish says:

    We would enjoy Burt’s awesome writing. He writes as he is… A lifelong friend with an awesome sense of humor.

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