Hot Diggity Dog: The History of the Hot Dog

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Penguin, May 13, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
If we are what we eat, Americans are hot dogs.

We ate them on the way to the moon and served them to the king of England. We name a Hot Dog Eating Champ! Garnished with hilarious illustrations and amazing "foodie" facts, this kid-friendly, globe-spanning history of our favorite fast-food meal offers unique insight into America's multicultural heritage. From a hobo's franks-and-beans to astronaut food, there's more to the wiener--and what's for dinner--than you think.


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HOT DIGGITY DOG: The History of the Hot Dog

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How did hot dogs become so popular? asks Sylver in this popular history of the wiener. Well, it sure wasn't because folks watched how the frankfurter was made—egads!—but two words do come to mind ... Read full review

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Great facts, good pictures and timely. Makes me want a dog right now! Read full review


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About the author (2010)

Adrienne Sylver grew up in Ohio, where she rooted for the Cleveland Indians and learned to appreciate a good stadium hot dog. A reporter, she lives in Miami with her family.

Elwood H. Smith studied art at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and now lives with his wife in Rhinebeck, New York.

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