Dear Hot Dog

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Harry N. Abrams, Aug 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Whether it’s slurping up spaghetti or catching some sun at the beach, the everyday wonders celebrated in this collection of poems will appeal to young readers.

Cleverly crafted by Mordicai Gerstein, Dear Hot Dog follows three friends from the time they wake up and brush their teeth to when they snuggle up for bed with their favorite stuffed animal. In between playing outside, making crafts, eating their favorite treats, and reading, together they delight in the adventure and magic that each day brings. Gerstein’s vibrant illustrations and lighthearted verse make Dear Hot Dog a great introduction to poetry for young readers.

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User Review  - Gedell2 - LibraryThing

Summary by Gedell Ellington this book is designed to tell about life through the eyes of young children. The poems speaks in a language that most young children can relate to. The poems was great for ... Read full review

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User Review  - ageoflibrarius - LibraryThing

Poetry about things that kids know like their toes and hot dogs. Does every poem work for me, educated adult reader? No. But that's fine--this book is great for what it does--introduce kids to the ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Mordicai Gerstein is the Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers and The Mountains of Tibet, both of which he wrote. He lives in Westhampton, Massachusetts. Visit him online at

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