Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis

Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis

by Dav Pilkey


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From Dav Pilkey, creator of the New York Times bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, comes Hally Tosis, the adorable dog that will take your breath away!

Hally Tosis is a great family dog, but there is one rotten thing about her: her breath! It is so smelly, Hally's pet parents want to find a new home for her. The children, desperate to keep their beloved pet, try everything to rid Hally of her stinky stench. They take her for a breathtaking view, a movie that would leave her breathless, and a ride on a roller coaster that would make her lose her breath, but Hally's putrid panting persists! Only a miracle could save her now!

This hysterical read-aloud and fan-favorite picture book is now available for the first time in a paper-over-board format!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781338539233
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/26/2019
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 59,299
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

As a child, Dav Pilkey was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. Dav was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hall every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories, so he spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic books. In the second grade, Dav Pilkey created a comic book about a superhero named Captain Underpants. His teacher ripped it up and told him he couldn’t spend the rest of his life making silly books. Fortunately, Dav was not a very good listener. Dav has gone on to create award-winning and bestselling books for children. His Captain Underpants series has more than 80 million copies in print worldwide and has been translated into more than 28 languages. In 2017, DreamWorks Animation brought the character to the silver screen in the feature film adaptation Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, and Netflix is now streaming The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants TV show. Dav’s latest creation, Dog Man, continues to be a #1 New York Times bestselling series with more than 23 million copies in print worldwide and translations available in more than 32 languages. Dav is also the creator of the Dragon series, the Dumb Bunnies series, Dog Breath, and The Paperboy, which is a Caldecott Honor Book. Dav lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife.

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Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a cute story! Some take a negative message away from the story, but it's just a story and it's in the eye of the beholder.
booschnoo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an example of realistic fiction because it includes situations that take little imagination to see in this world. I would not say it is a good example of realistic fiction because it has a situation that is improbable in the world we know. Stars: PlotAge: Intermediate
ericarhenry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I didn't really care for this story. It's about Hally, a dog that lives with the Tosis family (Hally Tosis) who has bad breath. The family decides they have to give her away because her breath is so bad. Then, some burglars break into the home and Hally make sthem pass out cold from her bad breath. The family wakes up and turns them in and gets a big rewards and is very happy that Hally saved them. I thought the story was pretty silly and I really thought it was a bad idea to say that the family was giving away their dog because of bad breath. That might be overly sensitive of me, but I think homeless pets are too big of an issue to say something like that. I guess a kid would probably be entertained. The illustrations were ok. I just didn't really care for it.
Schuman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A really cute book about a dog named Hally Tosis who is a good dog but has one big problem, he had bad breath. One day grandma comes to visit and insists that the dog stinks and must go. They put up a sign free dog. The kids don't want him to go so they set out to find a way to get rid of his bad breath. They try things like looking at a breath taking view,seeing a scary movie that would leave him breathless, etc. Nothing works though, just when they think that they would have to get rid of him their house gets burglarized but they didn't get away because they fainted form Hally's bad breath. The family received an award for turning in the crooks and Hally became the most famous crime fighting dog in the country and the family decided to keep their dog.I liked the way they played with words and the illustrations showing how Hally's breath affect everyone, even the sun and a picture of Mona Liza. It would be fun as a class to find other books that play with words.
kelleyhar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
fun use of words with double meanings
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's hilarious. I never laughed so hard!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book I chose to write a book review for is Dog Breath. The author and illustrator is Dav Pilkey. I chose this book because it is so funny. I like it. I think dog breath means stinky. In this wonderful book, the characters are a dog, adults, kids, and burglars. In the beginning, there was a good family who had a dog with bad breath. In the middle, the dog opened his mouth and licked stink on the burglars. In the end, the dog became a hero! The big idea in this story is always brush your teeth! A great quote from the author is, "The Tosis family got a big reward for turning in the crooks." I like this because the dog became a hero. The best part was when the dog opened his mouth and stink came out. The other part was when the skunks plugged their nose. I would recommend this book to someone to who likes to laugh!
Accordkim More than 1 year ago
I have been reading this book to my 4 year for two years now and she thinks its funny. Any body odor makes kids laugh.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book! I am a baby sitter and I read it to all my families forever and now I am reading at as a secret reader at their school. They love it every time. One family even liked me to read it to them every night I came.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I sure I am rating this along the lines of being favortism, only because it hits so close to home. My sisters dog could be the true Hally Tosis!!! My daughter is 4, to young to be able to relate this story to our family situation, but interested enough to make it her favorite for the week!
SosElPrimeroQueMeLoDice More than 1 year ago
Hola: En las sinopsis que se pone usualmente para este cuento,falta algo muy importante que es el nudo principal del cuento(y que no es solo el aliento): el perro estaba en una familia y un dia decidieron que por su aliento no lo querian mas y se tenia que ir.Ya habiendose tomado esta decision,de expulsar al perro de su familia ,aparecen unos ladrones y ese mismo perro que ya no lo querian mas,espanta con su aliento a los ladrones. Despues ,como el perro les fue util y por conveniencia,lo reintegran a la familia solo porque les convino.Pesima conducta para mostrar a un chico. Lo bueno es que la famila(aunque por motivos utilitarismo) acepta convivir con el perro(porque no intento buscar un medio para convivir antes?,tambien el aliento feo del perro se lo puede tratar) ,y lo resuelven poniendose cada uno un broche en sus narices.hecho que esta bien de todos modos. El final dividido en 2 partes es: lo bueno:se adaptan para poder convivir. Lo malo:solo se adaptan porque les conviene.Que bonito para un chico ,no?. Solo porque hecho a unos ladron aunque Hally sea "el mismo perro de siempre"(o es otro?). Porque ahora lo quieren en su familia y antes no?. Horrible muestra para los chicos:adaptarse solo por conveniencia y sino ,la expulsion.Y el amor en donde esta ? Solo hacerlo si el perro te es util ?(para mejor,si te es util la persona?). Del mismo modo que en los dibujos animados ,se muestran animales que hablan y actuan como seres humanos(los adultos sabemos que en realidad no es asi),se les da a los chicos esa figuracion con animales pues captan mejor (se supone)los contenidos.El perro en este cuento es un perro ,pero podemos inferir que tambien se muestra como actuan las personas y si no hay supervision de un adulto en este cuento,el punto que me incomododa a mi ,queda sin aclarar y es el nudo del cuento,en mi humilde opinion.No me gustaria tranferir esta conducta a u chico.Pues en el cuento,no esta criticado el hecho que el mismo perro antes ya no servia o no lo querian mas,y ahora que les sirvio (a pesar del mal olor)era aceptado de retorno a su hogar.Ese es el punto de vista que tengo muy presente. El libro tiene muy bonitos graficos,la edicion es muy linda la narracion o estilo tambien pero,lo importante es lo que dice y no el envoltorio,su popularidad .Y no olvidemos que es un libro destinado para los chicos,que por supuesto los grandes tambien podemos consumir con la gran diferencia que el adulto tiene una chance de reflexionar acerca del contenido pero un chico sin supervision ,aun no.Toma y acepta lo escrito como es. En mi opinion:libro nocivo para los jovenes,pues contiene mensajes relativos a intoreleracia,discriminacion y utilitarismo. Sos El Primero Que Me Lo Dice = SosElPrimeroQueMeLoDice
scrumpy More than 1 year ago
This was a gift to a very happy young man of age 9. He and his friends were so happy to read this book that day he received it. It was so funny with a good moral at the end of the story. Walter the farting dog also was very memorable to read for all children and adult, too.