Thursday, August 5, 2010


It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! 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!

Today's Wild Card author is: Mike Thaler (Author) and Jared Lee (Illustrator)
and the book: In the Big Inning: Bible Riddles from the Back Pew
Zonderkidz (February 1, 2010)

***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. Visit the illustrator's website

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

Summit's Review: Do you like groaners? You know, those jokes or riddles that are so bad they make you want to groan? I’ve never met a child who didn’t love a good groaner. Matter of fact, I like them too. What exactly that says about my level of maturity I’m not interested in finding out. However, when the potential to take a peek inside Mike Thaler’s Riddles from the Back Pew came along, I knew I couldn’t turn it down.

Page by page, I chuckled my way through this little book. It’s great fun with a bit of Bible education slipped in along the way. I’m sure you know a youngster or two who’d laugh out loud at the sheer silliness of some of Mike’s puns. Get them this book. Their happy giggles will make you glad you did.
—E. G. Lewis
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