Sunday, March 17, 2013

Review:The Bulldogers Club (The Tale of the Ill-Gotten Catfish) by: Barbara Hay

About the Book:
In this first in a series, members of The Bulldoggers Club go on a fishing trip only to land a monstrous catfish. There's just one problem: they're fishing on private land, without permission. Convinced they have a record catch, the boys decide to lie about where they caught it and haul the catfish to town to be weighed. Before the prize fish can be even fried, the boys learn how fast one big lie can get away from a fellow.
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About the Author:
The author of the young adult novel, Lesson of the White Eagle, Barbara Hay is a former reporter and columnist. The Bulldoggers Club: The Tale of the Ill-Gotten Catfish is the first book in her new middle-grade series The Bulldoggers Club from The RoadRunner Press. Hay holds a degree from the University of Oklahoma. The widowed mother of four children, she lives and writes at her home in Oklahoma.

My Review:
 This book was a joy to read to my little boys. Little country boys that live alot like the characters in the book. Dru is just like any other typical little boy that grows up in the country the only thing with him is he enjoys cattle roping and I believe most boys in the south would be equally excited about that too if they grew up around it as the boys in the book do. The Bulldoggers Club is a group of Oklahoma boys that are interested in cattle roping but called themselves bulldoggers instead because the name is based on a rodeo event that is called bulldogging that hopefully the boys will enter into when they are old enough.

 These boys Dru, Bo, Cecil and Scotty are always hanging out together going fishing and practicing their roping skills for any upcoming roping event that might be around the bend. One day they decide to fish in a fishing hole that really has been forbidden for them to fish in. As a result, they catch a record breaking fish, biggest I ever heard of. Dru hooked this fish but his friends feel it is their prize winning catch also and that is where the friends start to run into trouble. So please pull up a chair and join us on what promises to be the best series I have read in a long time. It is sure to captivate your children's interests.

**Disclosure** This book was provided to me at no charge for my honest review by RoadRunner Press.