The Case of the Most Ancient Bone #50 (Hank the Cowdog) by John R. Erickson
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)
REVIEW: 5 STARS TOO GOOD TO BE MISSED!
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.
I recommend this book for reluctant readers, Hank the Cowdog fans, books for boys, and people who want to laugh at silly Hank.