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The Hallo-wiener by Dav Pilkey

The Hallo-wiener

by Dav Pilkey (Author), Daniel Pinkwater

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I didn't have a very high going-in opinion of this book based on the name and the author (who is responsible for the bane that is Captain Underpants) but it ended up being very cute, and a fun non-spooky Halloween book. ( )
  mirikayla | Feb 8, 2016 |
37 months - the first time through this is humorous but I'm quite certain it will get old. Lots of hot dog related jokes. Not my favorite illustration style. O enjoyed it but I think it's not scary enough for her... Or missing some element as she didn't seem too eager to read it again. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
Every dog in the town made fun of the wiener dog, especially on Halloween when he dressed as a hotdog. Then he took down a monster for them and they all shared them candy with him. After that no one ever made fun of himp ( )
  tkehoe | Oct 13, 2015 |
This book is about a wiener dog who gets teased. It was Halloween and his mom go him a costume but all the other dogs made fun of him. He was unlucky at getting any candy and was very sad, but the other dogs were attacked by a monster and Oscar the wiener dog saved the day. The illustrations in this book are bright colored and very enjoyable. In this book the dog is a hero at the end even if he was mad at the other dogs. ( )
  cajensen | Oct 13, 2015 |
All the other dogs make fun of Oscar because he is short and long. They taunt and tease him with names like Wiener Dog and then leave him behind. On Halloween night Oscar dreams of wearing a scary costume. To his dismay his mom surprises him with a silly one. Being a good little dog, he wears it anyway and is soon left behind again. When Oscar finally catches up with his friends, he discovers a monster has frightened them. Can little Oscar save them before it's too late?

The Bottom Line: This is a sweet little tale about friendship and bravery told for the Halloween season. Colorful illustrations, plentiful puns, and a happy ending will appeal to kids in grades K - 2. Recommended for storytime reading.

This review also appears at the Mini Book Bytes Book Review Blog. ( )
  aya.herron | Oct 4, 2015 |
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There was once a dog named Oscar who was half-a-dog tall and one-and-a-half dogs long.
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Oscar is short, like all dachshunds, and all the other dogs make fun of him. On Halloween he takes more ridicule than ever in his hot-dog costume, but one brave act makes him a Grade-A hero.

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All the other dogs make fun of Oscar the dachshund until one Halloween when, dressed as a hot dog, Oscar bravely rescues the others.

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