Hank sings "How Do I Do It?" and Rip and Snort sing "Me, Just a Worthless Coyote" in this hilarious adventure for the whole family.
Hot dog: Don't miss out on any of Hank the Cowdog's adventures.
©1983 John R. Erickson; (P)1983 John R. Erickson
"Hank and his tales are hilarious....John R. Erickson's expressive, versatile, and energetic performance brings his own creation to life perfectly. Music and sound effects throughout complement this delightful tale, which will have listeners howling at Hank, the coyotes, and maybe the moon." (AudioFile)
Enjoys all books. Leans toward science fiction, mystery and adventure. Further leans toward any of those subjects with a good dose of humor.
Hank the Cowdog is an old series of books. The first, "The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog" was first introduced to my family as an attempt on my father's part to make mini road trip in a minivan packed with bored children more tolerable. The result was that it was an instant staple for future road trips and remembered with fondness today even after most of my siblings now have children of their own.
I purchased and listened to this audiobook out of fond memories of the stories and the family trips associated with them, but was surprised at how well Hank the Cowdog held up. The setting, comical tone, the language, and narration are still great and timeless.
Hank, a dog that believes he is the head of security on a dusty ranch, has many ridiculous adventures with colorful characters while he attempts to protect the ranch in his own often misguided or misunderstood ways. In this story, he tries to solve a chicken "murder" and catch those who raided the chicken coop, only stumble into more and more giggle inducing trouble as he does so.
Like an old Disney movie, Hank's audience is everyone of all ages with laughs for anyone who listens. A mom and pop are just as likely to burst out in a chuckle as the kids or the grandparents. A great way to entertain a family on a long drive. I speak from experience.
This is the ultimate!Even though it is the first in the series, it is extremely good.Keep on writing Mr.Erickson!
Retired high school English teacher. I liked and worked with the at-risk student. Interested in about everything, but I love a good story.
Hank is falsely accused of the ultimate crime for a ranch dog -- chicken killing! Hank's adventures will intrigue pre-teens and entertain them even on a long trip across the wilds of Wyoming.
Absolutely! The pace and story line moves right along. The students are always disappointed when I stop reading and beg me to keep reading. That's why I got the Audible version, I was losing my voice I read so much. Also, the author reading it and the background music made it, well, Wow!
He reads it the way he meant it to sound. It was fun to hear what he emphasized vs. my reading of it.
Yes, at the end when Hank chose to save Drover and the ranch.
I read this book every year to my 4th grade class. It is one of the funniest, most humorous books I have read.
HANK WAS SO CONFIDENT ABOUT HIS ABILITIES THAT IT WAS COMICAL. THE MUSIC PLAYING IN THE BACKGROUND
A SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERY
YES, A GREAT CARTOON
The background music was VERY annoying and distracting!!!! The story itself might have been better without all that hokey music. I did like that it was read by the author. My kids enjoyed it more than I - which is why we actually finished listening (I would have turned it off before the first chapter was over).
I was looking for something light to listen to at work and thought Hank would be perfect. After reading most of the books to my kids years ago I knew the stories were entertaining and not too involved. For some reason background music was added behind the narrator's voice making this audio book unbearable. I could only listen for about 5 minutes before turning off my ipod. As a mother of four I can honestly say that I don't think kids would even be able to take the background music for very long.
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