Author: William G. Bentrim
Published: Bearly Tolerable Publications, April 2013
Series: Book 3, Hardy Belch
Purchase Links: Amazon
Summary: This story has its roots in a popular Western Pennsylvania urban legend. Reality is most often stranger than fiction and this tale is a blending of both. Hardy Belch finds that fear of the unknown may lead to prejudice and intolerance. He discovers the error of his ways with the able assistance of Tiny who shares the encompassing good nature of man’s best friend. (Taken from Goodreads)
Thoughts: Hardy Belch and the Green Man is the third book about Hardy Belch and this one is just as enjoyable as the previous two.
The illustrations are fantastic and just help to engage the reader especially the younger audience for which the book was written for.
The story line was quite good as it had the elements of mystery and humour and as always with William G Bentrim’s writing there was a message conveyed through it. In this instance it was that we shouldn’t judge people by their outward appearance and judge them harshly just because they look a little different to ourselves.
The writing is quite simplistic so that it fits really well in the 5-8 age range.
Overall, I would say that Hardy Belch and the Green Man is a great story that fans of mystery will love and it sends a great message to kids at the same time.
Source: William G. Bentrim for review