Meanwhile Back at the Ranchby Trinka Hakes Noble, Tony Ross
After driving eighty-four miles in search of some excitement, Rancher Hicks sees a turtle cross the road; meanwhile back at the ranch his wife Elna has just discovered, among other things, oil! Yeehaw!
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I've Loved this book ever since I was five, and after all of these years, I still laugh on just about every page. The first time I'd ever heard it was on Reading Rainbow. It's about a man who is trying to have fun, and thinks he has an exciting day, But Meanwhile back at the ranch his wife is having an even better more hilareous day.
Just the other month, my son, came home from his school to announce that he had a new favorite book.....and could he get it for Christmas? His school had invited the author to visit and before she was to arrive his class had listened to a teacher read this book. It was 'Meanwhile Back at the Ranch' He is now in 5th grade and said he would feel 'funny' about getting such a book since he thinks this book is for younger readers...I said, 'Nonsense!' If you love a book and it means something to you...you can certainly claim it to be a book you want to have, to read, to share and to enjoy...no matter how old you are! So, Today I am going to purchase it...and see that my son gets it on Christmas Day. The story has some wild and humorous situations, clever action, is beautifully illustrated and can help a child to enjoy and appreciate the things in life that he or she already has.