Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hot Diggity Dog: The History of the Hot Dog by Adrienne Sylver

One of my favourite things about the summer is that it becomes socially acceptable to eat hot dogs. The rest of the year, there's a sort of defensiveness about it, but once the hot weather, baseball games, and street fairs roll around, it's like the hot dog season has started. In this book, Adrienne Sylver traces the history of the hit dog from its origins to its current incarnations. Elwood H. Smith has created illustrations that engage the reader - and made my mouth water. There are all kinds of fun facts, trivia bits, and added details that take this beyond a simple book about hot dogs (look for information on ketchup and mustard, too, for instance). I think this book has appeal for kids of all ages - as well as adults looking forward to grabbing a hot dog at a ball game, parade, or barbecue.

Find it on IndieBound.

Read it with:
More Science Experiments You Can Eat by Vicki Cobb
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems
This Book is Called the Burger and the Hot Dog by Jim Aylesworth
Stan the Hot Dog Man by Ethel Kessler

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