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The Case of the Dinosaur Birds #54 (Hank the Cowdog)

The Case of the Dinosaur Birds #54 (Hank the Cowdog)
Author: John R. Erickson
ISBN 13: 9780142414347
ISBN 10: 142414344
Edition: 1
Publisher: Puffin
Publication Date: 2009-06-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
List Price: $5.99

It's scrap day on the ranch—a glorious day for Hank, his sidekick, Drover, and Pete the Barncat. But when two unusual-looking creatures are seen flying nearby, the Head of Ranch Security finds himself dealing with an invasion by a couple of ancient dinosaur birds!

Children's Literature

The author, John R. Erickson, has written fifty-four humorous books about Hank the Cowdog's adventures. The books keep readers, especially boys, turning pages to see what happens next. Hank, the protagonist, is called Hank the Cowdog. From beginning to the last page, you will find humor as well as mystery. Characters include a cat, another dog, two birds that look like dinosaurs, and two coyotes. The animals hold interesting conversations with each other. Last but not to be forgotten are Sally May, the Lady of the House, and Alfred, her small son, who feeds scraps to the animals. Sally May favors the cat over Hank the Cowdog, which causes some animosity between the two animals. At the end of the book are samples from Hank Times the official newspaper of Hank's Security Force. Readers will find humor and interesting and educational reading along with codes, quotes, and illusions. The author and family live on a ranch outside Perrytown, Texas. The humorous illustrations were drawn by an artist who also lives in the same small town. USA Today stated "The best family entertainment in years" can be found in the "Hank the Cowdog" series. Reviewer: Jennie DeGenaro