George is an endearing hound with an important job. He rises early, helps with farm chores and keeps the sneaky cows from escaping into the cornfields. Every day is a good day for George.
But when Farmer Fritz trades his work boots for flip-flops and moves to the beach, everything changes. A glum-looking George is left alone to tend the farm.
The farm has been sold to the Gladstones—city folks. George makes the best of things when the family moves in, but they don’t have a clue of how to run a farm.
George helps Mr. Gladstone get the tractor working, but the machine takes off, breaking the fence and setting the cows loose. George herds them back where they belong. Then the Gladstone’s son, Owen, loses his little sister, Olive. After a sniff of her blue hair ribbon, off they go. George is a good hound dog, after all.
Olive is found and George thinks he’s earned a nap, but then Mrs. Gladstone stumbles and spills red paint on his head. Now all the family has different names for George: Rusty, Rover, Dusty and Red.
George spends his days herding Olive and he teaches the Gladstones everything about running the farm. Still, the family can’t figure out his name.
Jeffrey Ebbeler’s hilarious, action-packed drawings carry George the Hero Hound, and the intrepid hero is bound to leave readers asking for more.