I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. I had read Batch and Lucy Fetch Jealousy and looked forward to reading another cute Bash and Lucy book.
Bash is on a soccer team and his dog, Lucy, was their dog coach. Lucy encourages the children, makes them laugh, and likes to give them kisses. Unfortunately, Bash’s Grandma Vera and his cousin Paula are on a different team and they want Lucy as their coach. They claim that because of Title XI, they deserve to have Lucy. “Title IX is a law that requires that men and
women have equal opportunities in sports, including equal access to the best coaches…” Personally, I agree with Title XI but I didn’t think the boys should have to give up Lucy! And Bash felt the same way as I did.
Bash takes matters into his own hands and tries to find a way to make everyone happy. Does he succeed? Can he keep both his dog and his favorite cousin?
Bash and Lucy Fetch Team Vera and the Dream Beasts is a fun and cute story for children of all ages. What’s great about it is that it’s not only a good story with great illustrations, but it teaches several things throughout the story without children even realizing that they’re learning. Some examples of what is learned (I’m sure there’s much more):
- Bash is sensory-sensitive and readers learn what it means to be sensory-sensitive and how to avoid being on “overload” (my word). Bash also has an active imagination that helps him to understand what is going on around him
- Paula is all about girl-power and we learn about Title XI from her and the rest of Grandma Vera’s team
- the library is a good resource for information
- dogs are great companions for everyone
- compromise is better than arguing and fighting
I definitely recommend the Bash and Lucy books and look forward to reading more of them in the future.
About the Authors
Award-winning mom-son authors Lisa and Michael Cohn have appeared on the Today Show, SiriusXM Radio, AM Northwest, and in Disney’s Babble, the Oregonian, and other media outlets. They are founders of the Roving Reader Leaders. Michael and Lisa have “traveled” 540,000 miles and visited students in 15 countries around the world via Skype in the classroom to discuss their books.
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