Dan Hogg is thrilled when his uncle offers him work at a food fair. He wants money to hire a professional trainer to help him with his scrawny physique. Dan’s excitement vanishes when he learns that the job involves dressing up in a hotdog costume. Every dark cloud has its silver lining, he discovers, when he, or rather Frank Lee Better, his mascot persona, gains the admiration of a pretty girl names Brooke. The attention is great until Dan finds himself under attack.
About the Author
Vicki Grant left her career in advertising and television to write her first novel, The Puppet Wrangler, in 2004. She enjoys writing for young adults, with a particular interest in reluctant readers. Vicki's books have gone on to win many awards, including the prestigious Arthur Ellis Award in 2006. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her husband and three children. More information is available at www.vickigrant.com.
Read an Excerpt
I stripped down to my tighty-whities, and Hammy slammed the hotdog over my head before I could change my mind.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Hold the Pickles based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Dan's uncle didn't tell him the entire story when he said Dan could work in his hotdog stand. Dan is not happy to learn that he will be dressed in only his tighty-whities and a hot dog costume, handing out samples. Hilarity ensues when the costume rips and Dan ends up hiding in the bathroom, soon to be wrapped in toilet paper. The attentions of a cute girl balance out the meanies who taunt Dan. And who the heck is the pickpocket? Another hi-low selection in the Orca Currents series. Teen boys in particular will enjoy the humor. Thanks to Puget Sound Council for the review copy.