For San Diego Book Review
What I like about Sam Skinner’s book, itself a tongue-in-cheek rendering of the history and geography of Texas, is that it’s the sort of book that will allow the reader to expand on the topic. I very much think that this is a bedtime story book, read by a parent to the washed and jammied child. There will be questions asked: Where is Odessa? What makes an oil well explode? What’s a hurricane? All of these will need to activities the following day. And that’s what a terrific children’s book does.
Destined to be a classic compendium of American folklore akin to the stories of Paul Bunyon or Johnny Appleseed, “The Legend of Bob Wire” is a terrifically entertaining read and highly recommended for community and academic library collections.
Midwest Book Review
The Legend and Adventures of Bob Wire is a collection of stories passed down from generations of ranchers, oilfield roughnecks, and boot and saddle makers. These stories along with a vivid imagination have been rolled into a Western legend of epic proportions. A story of transition, grit, and heroics, The Legend and Adventures of Bob Wire chronicles a way of life that is still ongoing today. The lessons learned here will last a lifetime. Enjoy!