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The Case of the Vanishing Fishhook #31 (Hank the Cowdog #31)
For starters, he's the star of the hilarious, best-selling series that USA Today calls "the best family entertainment in years." He's also a tough-talking, big-hearted, West Texan cowdog whose position as Head of Ranch Security consistently lands him in all kinds of amusing trouble. Even after an exhausting morning defending the ranch, Hank still has energy left for a fish ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Puffin
(first published July 1st 1998)
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Hank shouldn't eat the liver that Albert was using for fish bait. Of course, he did, and he swallowed the hook. Then Slim fed him tons of dish soap to try and get him to puke the liver and fish hook back out. And Hank wasn't puking, even after Slim grabbed him up and swung him around and around and around. But then Slim puked. Finally, Hank puked up the liver and fish hook, and all was much better. But Sally Mae told Albert never ever go fishing again!
Because I had no other crime and mystery books in my house, I had to read Hank the Cowdog. I hadn't ever read on of these books before, and now that I have, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have liked them when I was little either. It was written for children, though, so that could also be why I didn't enjoy it at all. I felt that there was a lot of unnecessary comments that didn't really add to the book itself, and the mystery part of it was very short-lived.
This was probably my favorite of the Hank the Cowdog books that I've read, though "Tuerto, the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse is a close second. I laughed so hard at their efforts to rid poor Hank of that fish hook. Hank is troublesome yet lovable.
John R. Erickson, a former cowboy and ranch manager, is gifted with a storyteller's knack for spinning a yarn. Through the eyes of Hank the Cowdog, a smelly, smart-aleck Head of Ranch Security, Erickson gives readers a glimpse of daily life on a ranch in the West Texas Panhandle. This series of books and tapes is in school libraries across the country, has sold more than 7.6 million copies, is a B ...moreMore about John R. Erickson...
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