Dump Trucks and Dogsleds #16

Dump Trucks and Dogsleds #16

by Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver, Jesse Joshua Watson
     
 

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.

Editorial Reviews

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:
9780448443812
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/06/2009
Series:
Hank Zipzer Series, #16
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,351,686
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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