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Dump Trucks and Dogsleds #16: I'm on My Way, Mom!
     

Dump Trucks and Dogsleds #16: I'm on My Way, Mom!

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by Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver, Jesse Joshua Watson (Illustrator)
 

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When Hank first heard that his mom was having a baby boy, he wasn't so thrilled. And when he finds out that the baby will be sharing his room, Hank is positively outraged! To make things easier, Dad suggests he take Hank and Emily away for some bonding. But on the first day of their trip, a freak snowstorm arrives. And then they get a call that the baby is coming

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When Hank first heard that his mom was having a baby boy, he wasn't so thrilled. And when he finds out that the baby will be sharing his room, Hank is positively outraged! To make things easier, Dad suggests he take Hank and Emily away for some bonding. But on the first day of their trip, a freak snowstorm arrives. And then they get a call that the baby is coming early! Hank, Dad, and Emily know they have to get home - and fast! They hop on a train, hitch a ride on a dump truck, jump on a snowmobile, and climb into a dogsled, all in a desperate attempt to get home in time for Baby Zipzer's birth.

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Children's Literature - Summer Whiting
Hank is not prepared to share his bedroom, but that is exactly what is going to happen when the new baby arrives. He gets ready by putting a clothespin on his nose. He is well aware of what kinds of smells accompany a baby. His parents take notice of his impertinent behavior and decide that his father will take Hank and his sister Emily on a special "pre-baby" ski trip. Their trip is cut short when the baby decides to arrive earlier than planned. The family piles back into their car and heads for home. Instead, they plow directly into a snowstorm. This determined bunch is not about to let a little snow stop them from being present at the new baby's arrival. Unfortunately, they are unable to drive the car through this massive whiteout. The train is the first alternative option. But there are no more seats, and they are forced to bunk with two massive members of the equine family. The horse car only carries them so far. Next up is hitching a ride with acrobats! This family will do whatever it takes to get home as soon as they can. Luckily, an unexpected opportunity allows the family to be where they need to be and right on time. Hank's hilarious wit and charm will keep readers coming back for more. Book 16 of the "Hank Zipzer" series. Reviewer: Summer Whiting

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448443805
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/06/2009
Series:
Hank Zipzer Series , #16
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
563,392
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Henry Winkler is an acomplished actor, producer and director.  In 2003, Henry added author to his list of acheivements as he co-authored a series of children's books.  Inspired by the true life experiences of Henry Winkler, whose undiagnosed dyslexia made him a classic childhood underachiever, the Hank Zipzer series is about the high-spirited and funny adventures of a boy with learning differences.

Henry is married to Stacey Weitzman and they have three children.

Lin Oliver is a writer and producer of movies, books, and television series for children and families. She has created over one hundred episodes of television, four movies, and seven books. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alan. They have three sons named Theo, Ollie, and Cole, one fluffy dog named Annie, and no iguanas.

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Dump Trucks and Dogsleds #16: I'm on My Way, Mom! 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
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Okay book
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Hank underpants got wet and his dad got dispers at a store beceause he wet his pants at the place
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It was good but not enough thrills.
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This one was a little boring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is by far one of the funnyest thing I have ever read.And he is super cool and funny.He is pretty well know in school.And he gets sent to the front offise alllllllots of times like 12 times a week kind of thing.I love these books.
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I LOVED IT
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