Sunday, October 28, 2012
Children's Book Review: The Hallo-Wiener
Written and illustrated by: Dav Pilkey
Published by: The Blue Sky Press, 1995
Oscar is short, like all dachshunds and 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 hero. Color illustrations throughout. A "School Library Journal" Best of the Best of 1995.
* Dav Pilkey is the author/illustrator of the famous Captain Underpants series (which I have yet to read). In this story, Oscar, a dachshund is picked on by the other dogs. For Halloween his mother gets him a hot-dog costume. He doesn't want to make her feel bad so he wears it, even though he gets made fun of. He can't walk fast in it and misses all of the treats. The other dogs who have gotten all of the candy and who usually make fun of him have a change of heart after Oscar helps them out. There is some hot dog humor in this book, that probably only older children and adults will get. But overall the story is cute and the kids enjoyed it.
*This book was borrowed from the library.
Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.