The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog, Volume 1 (Hank the Cowdog #1)
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Okay, right off the bat, I’m in love with Hank. He can’t spell for shit (“We had...more
I remember I want...more
The Adventures of Hank the Cowdog is a collection of the scrapes he gets into as Head of Ranch Security...more
I like these, especially just for humor and light-heartedness. They might be more serious for younger readers, but personally I listened to them (on audio book. the narrator's great because they were fun. And if you do read one or two of the books, they're probably easy reading for you (especially if...more
These books are funny, but much of the tongue-in-cheek humor no doubt goes over a 9 year old's head (which seems to be roughly the target audience judging from reading level). I found the "voice" in the book (including the dead pan humor) to be DEAD ON with an old Texan looking back on his adventures. If you need corroboration of that, I'll let you read my Texan uncle'...more
This book is full of awful western stereotypes, and Hank is kind of an asshole...
Plus, "I'm just a worthless coyote" ? Really? ... awful.
I like the sound effects and music present in the audiobooks though. It really made it kind of fun to listen to. I would recommend the audiobooks before the actual books t...more
head of ranch security.
This cowdog is a child and adult favorite. The ways this dog views his "job" and the events that take place is too funny. Hank and Grover have many exciting and entertaining mysteries. This book is fun and makes me (as an adult) laugh. Definitely perfect for chapter read alouds.
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I think I enjoyed the book more this time around. There was quite a bit of humor that went over my head when I was a kid. Hank himself is also much more amusing. His arrogance and rudeness annoyed me when I was younger, but now I just find it funny. My favorite thing is how seriously Hank takes himself and his job. I hate to break it to you, Hank,...more
I know the world is a big place full of murder (henhouse raid) and verbal and physical abuse and hurtful stereotypes. I kno...more
Some of my issues are the way that Hank speaks to Drover. "Stupid" and "worthless" are not words I want my kids using to describe others. I also took issue with the stereotype portrayal of the coyotes. The fact that they were portrayed as unintelligent sava...more
Mr. Erickson embodies the writer’s adage to “write what you know”, having been raised in the Texan panhandle and wo...more
Adult Themes: None. A rootin’, tootin’ good time for all cowpokes.
Concept: The Hank series is narrated by its hero Hank, the self-titled Head of Ranch Security on a ranch in Texas. Hank will be the first to tell you that a cowdog’s job is tough, but someone’s got to protect the chickens, keep Pete the Barn Cat in line, supervise his dimwitted deputy Drover, and chase dangerous prowlers like badgers off the property. Of course, as readers will quickly discover, Hank barks better tha...more
There’s been a murder on the ranch. Thankfully, Hank the Cowdog is head of ranch security and is well trained in such things. He does a thorough search for tracks and evidence with his #2 Drover and they come up with nothin’. Drover isn’t really all that helpful for Hank, but he appreciat...more
Ehhh... Hank's got a funny voice and he's totally full of himself, even while making ridiculous mistakes. Kids will definitely find it funny, but it wore on me after awhile. The scenes with the tribe of...more
The hard boiled narrativ...more
The reason it is hard to rate is because, even though it is basically a cute book, there were a couple things I did not like. The first was when Hank and the other dog, Drover, bullied a chained-up Boxer. It was unnecessary to the storyline and did not come to a satisfying conclusion. This sort of bullying...more