Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy

 Bash’s soccer team is about to go to the championships, thanks to his dog, Lucy.
She helps coach the team by kissing the players and doing tricks for them. But Bash sometimes has a hard time sharing Lucy. He is overcome with jealousy when his dog enchants a soccer team of special-needs kids.

Can Bash learn to share his tail-wagging pal with kids who say they need her?

My Impressions: 
This is the first book I have read from Lisa Cohn who is the winner of the Mom’s Choice Silver Award,  and the Focuses on Helping Others, in Spite of Jealous award. This book is jammed packed with wonderful illustrations, vivid water color illustrations and a beautiful message to wrap it up in. I fell in love with this book. It is something that any child can relate to and has felt on several occasions.

Lucy is a service dog and also an amazing soccer coach. Bash loves Lucy so much the though of sharing her with others overwhelms him emotionally. He becomes jealous, angry, bitter and sad. his feelings are so big that he looses the love for soccer, the joy in hanging out with his friends and teeters on falling apart. 

Jealous is a powerful feeling and I love the way the author handled it.  What really stood out in this book for me, was how the author told both sides of the issue and not just one. I always try and teach my children the importance of trying to see things from the others perspective, especially when they are having big feelings.  I can easily recommend reading Bash and Lucy Fetch Jealousy. 

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion, which I have given.


About the Authors:  
The “Bash and Lucy” journey began with the sudden death of the Cohns’ dog, Lucy. To keep her alive in their hearts, writer Lisa Cohn and her son, Michael, now 6, wrote the dog picture book”Bash and Lucy Fetch Confidence,” and launched “Michael’s Dog Blog,” offering kids’ dog book reviews by Michael and friends on their YouTube page. On the blog, the Cohns also provide news and fun dog facts for kids–with commentary from Michael. Since then, Lisa and Michael have  received three writing awards and shared their love of dogs, books and writing with the the Today Show, on Sirius XM Radio, in Disney’s Babble, the Oregonian, AM Northwest, and other media– as well as with kids from all over the world. Learn more about their School Visits and Skype in the classroom lessons , where they teach kids how they write, publish and publicize their books. During their school visits, they also do “KidLit Chat with Michael“–literary analysis for kids of all ages led by their resident 6-year-old book lover! Email for more information!
Award-winning mom-son authors Lisa and Michael Cohn have appeared on the Today Show, SiriusXM Radio, in Disney’s Babble, The Oregonian, and other media.
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