Book Review: The Case of the Most Ancient Bone #50 (Hank the Cowdog) by John R. Erickson

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Michael’s Review

DESCRIPTION: “Hank the Cowdog?Head of ranch security?is on the case in his fiftieth mystery! And this is no ordinary, run-of-the-mill ranch intrigue. No sir, this is a real, honest-to-goodness archaeological adventure! when an old friend of slim?s starts an archaeological dig near the ranch, it doesn?t take long before little Alfred gets caught up in the excitement. And once Alfred manages to get himself invited to the dig, it isn?t long before Hank follows. once there, Hank finds himself face-to-face with the most ancient of bones?a huge bison bone that Hank just knows has been aged to delicious perfection. Hank should be protecting the bone, but can he keep his doggie instincts at bay and uphold his position? or will the most ancient of bones get the best of him?”

Reading level: Ages 8 and up
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Puffin (July 19, 2007)


I liked this book because Hank is more silly in it.  He made the coyote brothers get their heads get stuck in a hole.  Also, Hank gets in trouble a lot more.  Those parts made me laugh at loud.  My favorite time Hank got in trouble was when Hank dug up all of Sallie Mae’s plants.  Pete the cat tricked him, and Hank got in a lot of trouble.

I thought the story he told about the root beer was really funny.  Snort and his brother were really thirsty and believed him.  It was funny.  That’s the part where they got their heads stuck in the hole.

The ending was great.  I liked that they were really confused about the bone/ tooth they found.  Hank was sneaky at the end.  And mommy liked that it connected to a previous Hank the Cowdog book about the soap.  We were both laughing.

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I recommend this book for reluctant readers, Hank the Cowdog fans, books for boys, and people who want to laugh at silly Hank.

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Book Review: Dolphins at Daybreak (Magic Tree House, No. 9) by Mary Pope Osborne

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A Michael Review


“Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!


for Jack and Annie when the Magic Tree House whisks them off to the middle of the ocean. Luckily, they find a mini-submarine on a coral reef. Unluckily, they are about to meet a giant octopus and one very hungry shark. Will the dolphins save the day? Or are Jack and Annie doomed to be dinner?”

Reading level: Ages 6 and up
Paperback: 67 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (April 29, 1997)


I really liked this book.  Before we found these books I did not want to read on my own.  But I like these a lot.

This book was a good read because it was so funny! Jack and Annie were on a submarine for most of this book looking for the answer to their riddle.  And then the submarine went under!  Annie pressed a lot of buttons on the submarine. I laughed a whole lot when that happened!

It took me 2 nights of reading by myself to read this book.  It was easy to read.  The best thing about this book was when Jack and Annie noticed that their submarine was broken.

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Recommended for kids, reluctant readers, early readers, boys, girls.

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