Wednesday, August 4, 2010

FIRST Review-- In The Big Inning: Bible Riddles From The Back Pew byMike Thaler

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

Mike Thaler (Author)


Jared Lee (Illustrator)

and the book:

Zonderkidz (February 1, 2010)

I personally find Mike Thaler's Tales From The Back Pew series to be cute and funny.  My children (especially my boys) also enjoy them.  However, some families may find the humor to be irreverent, and may not approve of this series.  In The Big Inning differs from the rest of the books in the series, as it is just a book full of Bible riddles, and not a child's misunderstanding about an aspect of church life.   For those who find the other books to be irreverent, In The Big Inning may be perfectly acceptable.  The cartoon-style artwork by Jared Lee remains the same, with many humorous details to find.  This is a cute kids book of Bible Riddles that I'm pleased to add to our bookshelf.

April E.

***Special thanks to Krista Ocier of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***


Known as the Riddle King of America, Mike Thaler is the author of the popular Black Lagoon books and the Heaven and Mirth series. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and travels nationally, speaking in schools, libraries, and churches.

Visit the author's website.

Jared Lee is an accomplished illustrator with experience working for the likes of L.L. Bean, Procter and Gamble, Hasbro, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, and the U.S. Postal Service. He currently resides in Lebanon, Ohio.

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Product Details:

List Price: $4.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz (February 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310715970
ISBN-13: 978-0310715979
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x

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