The Case of the Deadly Ha-Ha Game (Hank the Cowdog Series #37) by John R. Erickson, Gerald L. Holmes |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Case of the Deadly Ha-Ha Game (Hank the Cowdog Series #37)

The Case of the Deadly Ha-Ha Game (Hank the Cowdog Series #37)

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by John R. Erickson, Gerald L. Holmes
     
 

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Everyone's favorite cowdog is back in this latest hilarious escapade. When Hank finally gets fed up with Pete the Barncat's sneaky tricks, he challenges Pete to a round of the dreaded Deadly Ha-Ha Game. Winning the game demands iron will and steely determination, and Hank knows that he's got what it takes to win. But when it comes to facing off against Rip and Snort,

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Everyone's favorite cowdog is back in this latest hilarious escapade. When Hank finally gets fed up with Pete the Barncat's sneaky tricks, he challenges Pete to a round of the dreaded Deadly Ha-Ha Game. Winning the game demands iron will and steely determination, and Hank knows that he's got what it takes to win. But when it comes to facing off against Rip and Snort, the coyote brothers, it's a whole different story. Suddenly, the Deadly Ha-Ha Game is no laughing matter!

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The best family entertainment in years.
Children's Literature
Hank the Cowdog and his trusty sidekick, Drover, comprise the Security Division that protects Loper's ranch and family. In adventure #37, Hank must investigate if Loper is feeding his family steak-like cat food, what treasure he will find at the rainbow's end, and how to escape from hungry coyotes. Hank's penchant for misunderstanding often turns his world topsy turvy. For example, when the cat taunts him about the treasure at the end of the rainbow, Hank and Drover end up looking for a cooked chicken in a golden pot. What they find instead are two hungry coyotes, Rip and Snort, who are planning a culinary experience of their own—a canine culinary experience, that is. Hank escapes by playing the Deadly Ha-Ha Game with them and winning. Erickson's tone is light-hearted as he gives Hank a Dalmatian-Lab personality mix that lets him justify anything he wants to do and still feel totally good about himself afterwards. Other characters include Sally May, who rules the (off-limits-to-dogs) house and fenced yard with an iron hand; Little Alfred, a cowdog's best friend; and, Pete, the cat, who smugly enjoys his superior intelligence and uses it to confuse and mislead the dogs whenever possible. 2000, Puffin Books, $4.99. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: Chris Gill
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Author John R. Erickson narrates his lightly humorous episode (Studio Books, 2001) from the Hank the Cowdog series. He uses a leisurely pace, changing voices to differentiate between characters in this adventure/mystery. Sound effects include a siren, chattering teeth, and a dog munching food. Background music, including instrumental country-western plays throughout the narration and becomes somewhat distracting. The story is a bit slow in getting to the point. Hank and Drover, Texan dogs, are trapped by two coyotes. Using his wits to escape, Hank challenges the coyotes to play the Ha-Ha game which entails the dog saying "ha," the coyotes replying "ha ha," the dog saying "ha ha ha," and so forth until one of them laughs and becomes the loser. The coyote tries it and can't stop laughing, allowing the dogs to escape. Public and school libraries needing light humor, adventure, or dog stories in audiobook format might consider adding this semi-suspenseful story to their collections.-Erin Caskey, Public Libraries of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591881377
Publisher:
Maverick Books TX
Publication date:
10/15/2011
Series:
Hank the Cowdog Series, #37
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
770,737
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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