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  - mirikayla - LibraryThing

I kept avoiding this one because it's poetry. Why do I keep avoiding poetry? This one is brilliant. I love the illustrations, but the poems themselves are just genius, addressed to everyday household ... Read full review

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User Review  - ktran4 - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book for several reasons. I like the placement of the text for each poem. For example, for a poem about “Summer Sun” the text is placed on the rays of the sun. This keeps the reader ... Read full review

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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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