The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog

The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog

Paperback - 1999
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Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security, is framed for the murder of a chicken and becomes an outlaw with the coyotes.
Publisher: New York : Viking Books, 1999.
ISBN: 9780141303772
Characteristics: 127 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Holmes, Gerald L. - Illustrator


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Jun 17, 2018

This series is pure gold. Hank has an inflated view of his role at the ranch and the way he describes his job makes me laugh out loud sometimes. Erickson understands both ranch life and children and the combination brings us a series that children and their parents love to enjoy together. The audiobooks are great for summer trips, too.

Jul 11, 2016

This book takes a look at life on a ranch from the dog's point of view. The author's take on the dog's self-aggrandizing attitude makes the book funny through and through. My 7-year old doesn't really get the humor, but he likes the dog story. My 10-year old understands more of the subtleties and of course I laughed all the way through. It's a little rough for younger kids - good to read with an adult who can talk through things and point out when maybe our protagonists aren't doing what's right and ask what they should have done instead. There is also a lot of name-calling, which certain children will pick up, so choose wisely which of your children you allow to read it ! I'm going to read more of the books myself, though!

LippyLa Nov 24, 2014

Hank's first person voice is adorable. He's a 'hard working' cow dog with an inflated sense of purpose, but with the best of intentions. There is a bit of mild name calling, but also extensive Latin. So all in all, it evens out! I would read it to my children, someday.


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