Top positive review
Ok but not great
Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2017
I really wanted to love this book as a read aloud for my 5 year old because he loves Hank the Cowdog and enjoys Magic Treehouse so I thought this would be a good mix but the writer essentially dumps you into the time period (Oregon Trail) with no real explanations or understanding of what is going on and while I thought the dog would be the main character of the book like Hank, Ranger just kind of hangs out through the whole book and doesn't feel like the main character. I would have rated it a 3 but my son said he liked it so I'm willing to give it a 4. And FYI there is a death of a mother and father early in this book that was slightly troubling to my young reader and we have to talk about it a bit so if you haven't had that discussion realize it will come up.