Review of Bingo the Banjo Picking Bear

Title: Bingo the Banjo Picking Bear
Author: Jay Miller
Publisher: Outskirts Press Inc.
Cost: $ 14.95

Reviewed by JO Linsdell for The Weekly Book Review

With Bingo the Banjo Picking Bear, Jay Miller teaches important lessons through rhymes and verses.

Bingo, a young bear cub, loves music and wishes to have a banjo so he could play for his Grandpa. One day he catches a small fish who grants him that wish, as long as he sets him free. Time passes and Bingo catches the same fish only now he’s grown big. The fish tells Bingo that he has safely kept the banjo he had wished for until they met again. Bingo has fun singing songs and playing his banjo for Grandpa.

This delightful tale educates on when to catch and release fish, whilst underlining the importance of family relationships.

The colourful illustrations by Bobbi Switzer accompany this charming story.

I’m sure that all young children will enjoy reading this book and singing the songs. My son makes me read it to him over and over!


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