Children Book about a young bear that goes fishing with his Grampa and winds up with a banjo.
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All God's Critters
Bingo, a young bear cub goes fishing with his Grampa. His one wish is to have a banjo so he can sing and dance for his grandfather. Bingo catches a little fish, who promises to grant him a wish if only he could be set free. Bingo closes his eyes, wishes for a banjo, and lets the fish go.
Of course, nothing happened. Fishes are not Genies after all.
And yet, years later, as Bingo is fishing in the "Sweet Hole" he once fished with his Grampa, he catches a very large fish, who tells him that he has safetly kept the wished for banjo until he would meet the bear again. Bingo is so delighted that he lets the fish go, and starts pickin' and a strummin' on his new instrument, making up little songs.
"Oh I want to be a banjo pickin bear"
So I can play for Grampa, cause he ain't got no hair"
This little angler story is sure to touch the hearts of young and old alike. Through catchy rhymes and verses, it teaches the importance of building family relationships, fullfilling one's dreams, when to catch and release fish, that bald is beautiful, but most important, to give thanks to the Lord.
This is All God's Critters Toddler Book # 1
"Oh I want to be a banjo Pickin bear, so I can play for Grampa, cause he ain't got no hair."
Bingo The Banjo Picking Bear
Bingo The Banjo Picking Bear
Reviewed By Rhonda Carver
Official Apex Reviews Rating:5
From the time that he was just a young cub, Bingo has always been
musically inclined. In fact, the only thing that he wants to do more than sing and
dance is have a banjo to play; that way, he’ll be free to strum on it all day long,
making all kinds of music and singing all kinds of songs.
So imagine Bingo’s surprise when he goes fishing with his Grandpa one
day and catches a little fish in their favorite fishing hole – who promptly promises
to grant him any wish he desires as long as he agrees to let him go…so, what
does Bingo wish for? A banjo, of course – but, after letting the fish go, the banjo is
nowhere to be found, and, as the years go by, it never shows up.
True to form, though, Bingo and his Grandpa head back to their favorite
fishing hole one day – and, much to his surprise, Bingo catches the same little fish
that he did before. Only this time, the fish has gotten much bigger and would
make quite a good meal for Bingo and his Grandpa – that is, until he gives Bingo
a bit of news that just may change his mind…
Book 1 in the “All God’s Critters” series, Bingo The Banjo Picking Bear is
an enjoyable treat for young readers. In it, author Jay Miller gives a genuine
exuberance to Bingo that ultimately proves infectious as you find yourself bopping
and singing along to his musical zeal. Also, the volume is amply and richly
illustrated, which does much to bring Bingo to life, veritably dancing off the page.
Bingo The Banjo Picking Bear will surely liven up many a bedtime
readings, at the same time teaching youngsters all over the world that their most
fervent wishes can indeed come true – as long as they’re made for the right
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Reader Reviews for "Bingo the banjo Pickin bear"
|Reviewed by Jay Miller
Bingo the Banjo Picking Bear, October 28, 2007
J. Vanover "J C J Vanover" (So. California)
Wow, what a charming story. My son loves this book. Our family enjoys singing with the story. You are never too young or too old to stop wishing and dreaming. The power of positive thinking. Great Bed Time Story. "Think Happy Thoughts" Can't wait for the next one.