I read to my children...alot. We came across several years back, "Hank, the cow-dog" series. We love them! My husband sits and listens to me read to the children when I read these. We all have laughed and laughed...so many wonderful books out there. If you have not read these, even though they are for middler children, they are worth your time to read. *Our library also has the audio tapes...the stories are a hoot with sound effects!