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Hot Dog! Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a Picnic

by Leslie Kimmelman

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Hot Dog! Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a Picnic, is an excellent read for young readers. This historical informational book is a great read for students who want to learn about famous people throughout history. The story begins by telling readers about Eleanor's love of hot dogs. The setting is 1930s America where times were hard. Eleanor is depicted as having evolved from a shy young woman, to a vocal First Lady, when the British Royal couple visit the White House she decides to throw a picnic and hot dogs are on the menu. This amusing read with vibrant and lively illustrations is a fun way to introduce historical facts to children. The illustrations for this book are created with watercolors and ink. ( )
  Shannon_373 | Apr 22, 2016 |
Genre: Historical Fiction
Medium: Watercolors, acrylic
This book is set when Franklin Roosevelt was our president. The story talks about how Eleanor, had to do a lot of the traveling, and fancy dinners for her husband, because he was too sick. Eleanor invites the King and Queen of England to the States for dinner, and she wants to have hot dogs for their meal, because she loves them, and there aren't any hot dogs at the other fancy dinners she has to go to. People are outraged that she is feeing a King and Queen hot dogs, but she does it anyways, and years later when they meet again for another picnic, they have hot dogs again. This is a great example of a historical fiction book, because it talks about really people and events, such as Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the King and Queen of England, and WWII, but it's made into a fun story, so not all of the facts may be true. I think students would love this book, and it would be a fun one to use when introducing a presidents unit.
  sophiadale | Apr 15, 2016 |
In 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth planned to visit America. Eleanor Roosevelt thought there was not a more American way to entertain them than to have a picnic with hotdogs included. Though many Americans were horrified at the thought of serving the Queen hotdogs, Eleanor stuck to her menu and the King and Queen seemed to enjoy the picnic as well as the hotdogs. ( )
  NoelAbadie | Apr 12, 2016 |
If a book that's supposedly nonfiction has no source notes, it's fiction. Dreadful caricature illustrations overshadow whatever redeeming qualities there may be in the text. ( )
  Sullywriter | May 22, 2015 |
This is a lovable story about the English King and Queen's visit to America where Eleanor Roosevelt serves hot dogs on the menu. It tells of how she stood behind her belief that hot dogs were American and needed to be on the menu. It also showed how she was a source of strength for her husband as he suffered with polio. Children and adults will enjoy this story as it is interesting and fun. It is based on true events, as stated in the back of the book. It was a fun and informative read. ( )
  rpazmino-calligan | Oct 1, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 158536830X, Hardcover)

In June of 1939, the United States played host to two very special guests. British monarchs King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were coming to America. As it was the first visit ever by reigning British royalty, it was a chance for America to build a stronger relationship with the British, especially in those challenging times. On the domestic side, many people didn't have jobs, housing, or food. Internationally, Adolf Hitler, Germany's leader, was threatening the countries around him and war loomed on the horizon. But First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt saw the visit as an opportunity for America to set aside its cares for a while and extend a warm welcome and hand of friendship to the royal guests. As part of the festivities, Eleanor hosts an all-American picnic that includes hot dogs, a menu item that shocks some people.

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"In June of 1939, British monarchs King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit America, the first visit ever by reigning British royalty. As part of the festivities, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt hosts an all-American picnic that includes hot dogs, a menu item that shocks some people"--… (more)

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