"Hank, The Ballpark Pup" children's book to be released Thursday

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- On the heels of the sold out “BobbleHank” giveaway, a new book will be released tomorrow to recap the adventures of Hank, baseball’s most celebrated canine.

“Hank, The Ballpark Pup,” written by Karen Winnick, will go on sale on Thursday, September 18 at 4 pm. The 40-page, hard-cover book was designed and illustrated by 2-Story Creative and will retail in the Brewers Team Store by Majestic for $19.95.

For all Hank-themed items sold by the Brewers, including the new book, 20% of the retail price will be donated to the “Hank Fund.” To date, more than $130,000 has been raised for the fund through Hank merchandise sales.

To mark the occasion of the book’s debut, Ms. Winnick and Hank will appear at the Team Store from 4:30 until 5:30 pm tomorrow. The first 75 persons in line will receive a free copy of the book, as well as an opportunity to have their book signed by the author and a photo taken with Hank.

Ms. Winnick is the author and illustrator of numerous books, including “Mr. Lincoln’s Whiskers,” “Barn Sneeze,” and “Gemina, The Crooked-Neck Giraffe.” Her love of animals extends to her role as a Los Angeles Zoo Commissioner, and her poems have been published in magazines and anthologies.