Hank #69 Audio CD
"Everyone knows that a cowboy will rope anything that moves: cattle, dogs, cats, bales of hay, unsuspecting fellow-cowboys" So, when some local goats escape their pen and turn up near Wolf Creek, Deputy Kile knows just who to ask for help rounding them up. Slim and Hank spring into action and go in search of the lost goats, but who could have foreseen the dangers and surprises they'd face in the course of their rodeo rescue? Who is this mysterious and majestic sheep-king and his subjects that they find? And, what are they doing on Hank's ranch? Will Slim and Hank manage to catch the little show-goats before night falls and the coyotes find them?"
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Okay, we admit it. We like to have fun, too. So when we saw these rollicking, humorous, action-packed books that are encouraging reluctant readers all over the country to read, we just couldn't resist! Hank the Cowdog: Head of Ranch Security. This canine is a cross between Maxwell Smart and John Wayne. Sandy Bauers of the Philadelphia Inquirer states "This mutt in disguise is adorably pretentious and frequently fumbling, yet never knowing it. Dogdom's Don Quixote. Nothing escapes his steely gaze - except, perhaps the perfectly obvious..." Filled with dry wit and down-home humor, these are books that you will enjoy reading to your children. Testimonials from parents, librarians, and teachers vouch for the ability of these books to "turn on" even the most reticent reader. We feel we must qualify our overall delight in these books, however. A couple of the books in the series include an owl character, Madam Moonshine, described as "a witchy little owl". You may want to avoid the books she appears in, so far we can only identify #2, #4 and #11. #9 has a Halloween theme. The "ghost" is a trick-or-treater, but you may want to avoid the Halloween theme.
Given a big "thumbs up" by our summer shipping crew - and truly "field tested" on our way to and from exhibits, these are a real hoot! The words on the CD's are right out of the book, but the music, sound effects and voices bring the characters to life - really gives them personality. The author does most of the voices himself (even female characters - what range!).