Friday, August 28, 2009

Maverick Books

*Hank the Cowdog Tornado Game
*Hank the Cowdog Book: The Case of the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse
*CD~ Tales and Tunes from Hank the Cowdog: Story Excerpts from 10 books plus 9 Original Songs
Maverick Books

We had never heard of Hank the Cowdog before we were sent these products to review. WOW! What fun and hilarious stories. We are now fans of Hank.

Tornado Game
The first product we reviewed was the Tornado Game, $12.99. My boys had it out of the package before I could blink. They were so excited! We played it right away. They even took it to the doctor's office later that week to play in the waiting area. It is a travel game so it easily fit in my purse. All the pieces fit inside the board and folds in half. It is great for the car or for going to the park. The game reminds me a bit of Trouble, only with a spinner instead of the popper in the middle. The object is to get your color coded pieces to your "home." The pieces include a buzzard, Hank, and Drover. It comes with a cassette tape of an excerpt from the book. It is fun to listen to while playing the game.

It was a little bit too long for me but the boys liked it. I think to make it shorter we could either take one of the pieces out of play, or not send players home when you landed on the same spot.

This CD is such fun and at $3 each it is affordable as well. It gives excerpts from 10 different Hank adventures with 9 original songs.. We loved hearing the voice of Hank and Drover. We listened to it one afternoon, it was nice to listen to a few stories on CD, it gave us a desire to want to read the stories in their entirety. We also enjoyed the silly songs that came on the CD.

The Case of the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse

This book was a riot. We are still quoting our favorite part~when Drover is dreaming and saying all of these hilarious things in his sleep. Hank sure does get himself in a mess sometimes. He knew he should not eat the bacon grease but did that stop him? No, and he got really sick and made the rancher's wife Sally mad as well. I had a lot of fun reading the book out loud to my children in various voices. We enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more about Hank and Drover. We can not wait to read more about Hank the Cowdog's adventures.
You can purchase any of the above products plus lots more at their website.

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