Review of Bingo the Banjo Pickin Bear by Jay Miller

Cover of "Bingo the Banjo Picking Bear"

Jay Miller has cleverly written an animal story for children, woven with a sweet message of family. This charming book is written in rhyming verse which I love to read out loud to my Grandsons. Let me give you an example of Jay's opening page:

"When Bingo was a bear cub, he used to sing and dance, and he would shake a leg like he had ants in his pants."

Bingo the banjo picking Bear will entertain children from 9-12. The illustrations by Bobbi Switzer are well done and quite animated. The pictures are sure to put a smile on your face and cause you to chuckle out loud!

Keep in mind that Bingo is a young cub and he loves to go fishing with his Grandpa. This book is close to my heart because of the very fact that I come from a fishing family. So, when our son was very young we spent many days out at sea or at nearby lakes. Another theme Jay brilliantly weaves into his story is one of patience and love.
And that's a winning combo!

The added plus to this story is a very catchy song towards the back of the book that delights my heart as a musician and piano teacher. Upon reading this enjoyable book, you just might find yourself grabbing any stringed instrument or perhaps you have a banjo and will join in with Bingo's fun song!

I highly recommend Jay Miller's fun animal story book, Bingo the Banjo Picking Bear!

Congratulations Jay! This book is a winner, for sure... 5+ stars!

Product Details

* Reading level: Ages 9-12
* Hardcover: 40 pages
* Publisher: Outskirts Press (August 10, 2007)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 1432707396

Bingo the Banjo Picking Bear

-- LadyD

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