Monday, October 29, 2007

Dachshunds in Literature: The Hallo-Wiener

Got this fun holiday children's book in your collection? The Hallo-Wiener is a Halloween story by Dav Pilkey about a dachshund named 'Oscar.' Poor Oscar is relentlessly teased by all the other dogs, and his mother doesn't help matters any. Oscar daydreams about Halloween, looking forward to wearing a scary costume. But he finds out his mom has made him a hot-dog costume! Poor Oscar! Not wanting to hurt his mother's feelings, Oscar wears the embarrassing costume. The other dogs, of course, tease Oscar when they see him on trick-or-treat night. To make matters worse, the other dogs hog all the treats, leaving Oscar empty-handed. Now, what story would be complete without a happy ending? Yes, Oscar saves the day, and before you know it, Oscar, The Hallo-Wiener, is the "Hero Sandwich."

Check out Dav Pilkey's website for more info, sample pages, special notes, and games.

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