review – Hank the Cowdog


“Stricken with Sneezaroma Because She Whacked Me on the Nose with a Wooden Spoon” is one of the chapter titles from The Case of the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse, our first experience with Hank the Cowdog.

We LOVED it!!

Hank is the Head of Ranch Security and Drover is his trusty sidekick. They spend their day getting in and out of hilarious predicaments around the ranch. My husband read 2-3 chapters each night before bed in his best Texas twang. This book had us clutching our sides – my husband even had trouble reading some of it because we were all laughing so hard.

Tales and Tunes of Hank the Cowdog has excerpts and songs from ten of Hank’s books. It was amusing to listen to the song that we had just read in the story, but overall my kids were not crazy about this. It’s only $3 though, so worth the price I think.

tornadoCoverThe Tornado Game got a much warmer reception. If you are familiar with the game of Sorry, then you will know how to play Tornado. I really like how all the pieces are stored inside the folding plastic gameboard. This would be a cute gift for the little Hank fan.

A Word of Caution: The Hank series uses some words that may not be allowed in your family. Examples: dadgum, stupid cat, boy calls his mom dummy (and is then disciplined). It would be very easy to edit these books if you read them out loud. [Our kids are not allowed to say some of these, but we live in Texas and they grew up hearing others speak “Cowboy”. LOL]

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Paperback book  $4.24
  • Tales & Tunes CD $3.00
  • Tornado game  $12.99

Things I Like:

  • our whole family looked forward to storytime every night because we knew this book would have us in stitches
  • they want to read the whole 54 book series!
  • the Tornado game was fun for all ages and folds & locks for easy storage

Value: I think you get a lot of bang for your buck.

See what my TOS Crew Mates have to say about Hank the Cowdog!


  1. janice says

    Thanks for the review on Hank the Cowdog! I have the hardest time getting my 7 yr son interested in reading. We got this book from the library yesterday and read the first story last night….it was a hit and he said “I can’t wait to hear the next story tomorrow night!” Yipee! He’s finally interested in a book!!! Thanks again!

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