The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!

The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!

by Mo Willems

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Overview

When Pigeon finds a delicious hot dog, he can hardly wait to shove the entire thing in his beak. But . . . then a very sly and hungry duckling enters the scene and wants a bite. Who will be the more clever bird?
In this hilarious follow-up to the acclaimed Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Mo Willems has created another avian adventure that encourages children to share even their most prized processed foods.
Mo Willems is a six-time Emmy Award-winning writer and animator for Sesame Street and the head writer of Cartoon Network's Code Name: Kids Next Door. The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! is the companion to Mo's first children's book, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! He is also the author of Time to Pee!.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786818693
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date: 05/01/2004
Series: Mo Willems's Pigeon Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 17,581
Product dimensions: 9.08(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile: AD410L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Mo Willems, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded three Caldecott Honors for his picture books, two Theodor Seuss Geisel Medals, and five Geisel Honors for his celebrated Elephant & Piggie series. He lives in Massachusetts with his family. Learn more at pigeonpresents.com.

Mo Willems, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, has been awarded three Caldecott Honors for his picture books, two Theodor Seuss Geisel Medals, and five Geisel Honors for his celebrated Elephant & Piggie series. He lives in Massachusetts with his family. Learn more at pigeonpresents.com.

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Pigeon Finds A Hot Dog 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book on a whim at a school book fair for my 5 year old. He is not really into books and reading, but he just loved this one. We read it just about every night and it has helped him with recognizing sight words. I am going to get him another Mo Willems book for Christmas.
raizel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cute story about a pigeon with a hot dog who is kindhearted enough to be made to feel guilty by a young duck who just asks about what it tastes like. Not being good at doing different voices, I found it difficult to read aloud to a group of children.
Mparis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The pigeon finds a yummy hot dog, but is questioned by a little duckling who's never tasted a hot dog before. The little duckling comes up with a great idea in the end about how they can share.I love the pigeon books and never get tired of reading them. They are so much fun and full of so much emotion!Theme/Classroom Connection: Sharing
francescadefreitas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not as charming as Don't let the Pigeon Drive the bus, but will likely still amuse young fans.When the Pigeon finds a hotdog, a duckling pesters him for a taste.
lekenned on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pigeon finds a hot dog and can not wait to eat it! Then little ducky comes along and starts asking him "what does a hot dog taste like?" In the end they decide the best way for ducky to know what a hot dog taste like is to share pigeons hot dog with him.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This isn't one of the pigeon books where you talk back to the pigeon. Instead, the pigeon talks to the Special Guest Star - the Duckling!My nieces (aged 5 and 2.5) can literally recite this one by heart. And they will! Oh, they will. They love every page of it, and if that's not a good recommendation, I don't know what is!They even (especially) love the inside covers. On the front inside cover there's a lot of hot dogs, but on the *back* inside cover one of the hot dogs has been cut in half - just like the pigeon cuts his hot dog in half to share it with the duckling!
carriedold on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Interactive. Great for a read aloud.
mrcmyoung on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pigeon has the great luck of finding a hot dog and the only thing keeping him from enjoying it is an unassuming duckling who claims to have never tasted a hot dog before. Children get another lesson in manners watching pigeon handle the situation and I imagine the story would encourage audience participation.
cnolasco on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!" tells the story of a pigeon that finds a hot dog, but then has to decide whether to share it with a curious little duckling. The illustrations are very simple, most of them consisting of the pigeon and the hot dog, but fun at the same time. The lines appear to be done with either a colored pencil or crayon. The illustrations are also an integral part of the text because of the dialogue boxes between the characters. A really cute story that I can see many young readers getting a laugh out of and wanting to read again and again.
baachan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After a hiatus from the Pigeon books, I went back to read this one--"Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog." This was by far my favorite of the Pigeon books--Pigeon finds a hot dog, but just as he's about to eat it, Duckling comes along, asking pesky questions about hot dogs and angling for a bite. The dialogue between Pigeon and Duckling makes for an entertaining story. The previous Pigeon books used more of a monologue--the Pigeon was addresses himself to the reader and there's no other character. But with Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog, there's Duckling! I enjoyed their banter and the way that the two interact. Willems illustrations continue to delight: Pigeon mocks Duckling, which is my favorite image/text section. And in the end, they both get to enjoy the "splendor of a hot dog." It was enough to turn a vegetarian back on to Ballpark Franks. Recommended for purchase for public or school libraries.
sweetiegherkin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The pigeon is back again and this time he's found a hot dog he's eager to eat. But just as he is about to chomp into this delicious treat, a little duckling comes along forlornly looking after the pigeon's hot dog. After much debate and the pigeon's usual antics, the two birds devise a plan that satisfies everyone!Once again, Mo Willems writes a delightful story with a compelling character that children will love. His simple illustrations are a perfect example of the less-is-more approach.
katrinafroelich on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite of the pigeon series. From the ¿scooty scoot scoot¿ of the duckling¿s entrance he is deceptively innocent interviewing the pigeon and inquiring about the hot dog. Pigeon¿s protestations are loud and riotous, and lead him to the only thing he can do ¿ share. It is a wonderfully truthful expression of the emotions involved in possession, longing, and friendship.
queenoftheshelf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The pigeon is back, in this follow-up to Mo Willems Caldecott Honor debut, and this time, he has a hot dog. Wouldn't you know it, but a little duckling comes along, looking for a bite. See, he's never had a hot dog before and he'd really like to try one. The pigeon initally resists, as any child may, but eventually relents in this simple story of sharing and friendship. Willems simple, black crayon outlined characters and muted color palette are easy on the eyes. The humor in the book will be well-received by children ages 2 to 6 and parents will certainly appreciate the lesson on sharing.
cmbohn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very cute! The pigeon meets someone almost as pushy as he is. Will he be able to share?
smmote on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a pigeon who flys and finds a hot dog. There are big words and alot of pictures in the book. A curious bird has never had a hot dog before and continues to ask the pigeon questions about it like what it tastes like or does it taste like chicken? The pigeon has an idea to give the little curious bird the whole hot dog that he found since he was getting so annoyed by the questions. The curious bird enjoys the hot dog and says that it needs mustard, which means he has most likely had a hot dog in the past.
eward06 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This represents a modern fantasy book because pigeons and ducks can't really talk. They have a believable interactions which makes the story somewhat true to life. It is rated a 4 star because the setting does not move forward smoothly and the story is not completely engaging.
RocaChica More than 1 year ago
Funny little book. My 2 1/2 yo loves this pigeon! Simple, but easy to read.
shirgarz More than 1 year ago
We all love the Pigeon books. My 6 year old is a slow reader. You have to push him to read. But with the Pigeon books he loves to read. He's able to read 96% of the book on his own with a little help on the "big" words, which are not many. The illustrations are wonderful. They are simple but do a phenomenal job of bringing the characters to life. I personally love the Pigeon's facial expressions. I believe the size of the book is a plus. It gives more room for the drawing and it makes it seem like there's not a lot to read (for those that have a difficult time reading). We have no complaints about the Pigeon books. I'm trying to complete our set. We LOVE that Pigeon!!!!!
lcyberlina More than 1 year ago
My daughter was given the first pigeon book (Don't let the Pigeon Drive the bus) as a gift. It is one of her favorites and before she could read, she was "reading" the book to us. The pictures and the words match so she knows what it means and starts associating the words with their actual meaning. Because of the success of that first Mo Willems book, I decided to look for more books from this author and found "The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog". I immediately bought it and read it to my daughter that very afternoon. It was hilarious as usual and my daughter found it as entertaining as I did. By the end of the day, she was "reading" the book to us. I decided to test whether she was simply guiding herself from the pictures to tell the story by picking a word in the book and asking her if she knew what the word was. I was pleasantly surprised when she started phoning the word and actually read it!!!. I highly recommend this and all Mo Willems books to parents, they are not only entertaining, but develop a love for reading in children.
playa More than 1 year ago
This book is funny I love reading this book to my kids and they love it to!!! Mo Willems Gotta have his collection.....
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fnoel More than 1 year ago
My son loves this book and as a parent I love reading this book.
Beth29 More than 1 year ago
I adore all of the pigeon books! There are a lot of them! And I love that in most of this authors books (the non-pigeon variety) that the pigeon manages to make a cameo appearance in most of them! They are highly entertaining and easy/enjoyable to read over and over again!
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