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The Hallo-Wiener
     

The Hallo-Wiener

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by Dav Pilkey
 

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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.

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The Hallo-Wiener 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Storywraps More than 1 year ago
This book was published September 1, 1995.  It centres around an adorable little dachshund named Oscar, named after Oscar Mayer.  Because he is short and different from the other dogs in his neighbourhood he becomes the brunt of teasing and jokes. Even his mother adds to his misery by calling him her, "Vienna sausage."  He knows that Hallowe'en is fast approaching and he dreams of wearing a scary, empowering costume out trick or treating with the rest of the pack. Alas it is not to be.  When he arrives home his mom has taken it upon herself to get him his costume and when Oscar sees it, he is mortified!  It is "a giant hotdog bun complete with mustard," and guess who is the wiener?  Oh my.   Not wanting to hurt his mom's feelings, obedient little Oscar wears the costume causing more mockery to himself.  The other dogs can run fast to collect their loot but poor Oscar is inhibited by his short legs and binding costume, so when he arrives at the neighbour's door for treats, they are all gone.   His friends get into a dangerous predicament as a huge, ominous creature rises out of the darkness and forces them to run wildly and jump into the lake for safety.  Oscar saves the day by disclosing the culprits and rescuing his friends from their peril.  How is he rewarded?  Well let's say he receives hero status and loads and loads of candy from his now very grateful friends. The illustrations are vibrant, cartoonish and fun.  I highly recommend this book for your Hallowe'en collection.
tchr7681 More than 1 year ago
I first found this book when I taught first grade, and knew I had to have it....I was always talking about my doxie to my students. They loved this book, and it became a Halloween staple. Then...I lost my copy. Bought another one, which kinda fell apart, and bought yet ANOTHER one!! Great story, funny illustrations, and doxies...how can you not love this book?
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Runnergirl182 More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite children's stories. I first bought this book for my nephew a few years ago. I found myself laughing out loud in the store. I now have a daughter of my own and this is one of the first books I bought for her collection. I still find myself laughing at the story.
mb17 More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome for little ones, especially for Halloween! I have purchased several copies of this book for friends and family! Cute story!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! One year my class read it together and i couldn't help but to laugh! It is a great book for everyone to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is fun for kids of all ages who love Halloween, Dogs, and a cleverly told tale. Presented through Pilkey's humorous drawings of an optimistic, but lowly wiener dog who overcomes the teasing of 'friends' about his unusual appearance, a well meaning mom, and a tacky costume. Through his kind heart (he doesn't want to hurt his mom's feelings), bravery, and forgiving spirit he and his detractors learn the true meaning of friendship and that things aren't always what they seem. A fun children's read with plenty of references that adults will enjoy as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most hilarious books I have ever shared with my students! It is a fun book to read not only in October, but throughout the year. I read it to my students when I taught Kindergarten, and they loved it just as much as my fifth graders do! Dav Pilkey has a knack for capturing the personality of the lovable and amusing Dachshund Oscar in his wonderful illustrations. This is a must-have for all elementary teachers and parents!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great read for kids even if it's not Halloween. The illustrations are fun, and the kids learn a lesson on how anyone can be a hero - even a wiener dog coddled by his mom!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I checked this book out from our library, and I couldn't wait to get home to read it to my 3 yr. old daughter. She loved it, I don't remember how many times we have read it together. This book teaches a very very good lesson as well as entertains. I highly recommend this book!!!