Fone Bones and friends are getting ready for the cow race - Grandma Ben is sure to win as she always wins. But Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone have something else in mind.This is number 2 in the Bone series and just like the first, I thought this was great! The story is interesting and really keeps you hooked. Plus the characters keep you reading. I know the rat creatures are supposed to be some of the bad guys, but I always laugh at them. "We can make this into a quiche.""Shut up about that!"It's really too funny. And of course, you have Phoney Bone still causing trouble. It doesn't matter where they are, or that someone is being kind and trying to help them, Phoney still tries to do one of his scams.In this volume the story continues to move along and you learn a bit more about Thorn's past. As for the Bone cousins, you still don't quite find out how they are exactly involved in all of this.Anyway, this is great and I can't wait to continue to read this series.