Hot Diggity Dog: The History of the Hot Dog

Hot Diggity Dog: The History of the Hot Dog


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525478973
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/13/2010
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD930L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

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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Praise for Hot Diggity Dog:

"Sylver and Smith have created the perfect browsable title about that quintessential kid food....Kids who have a hunger for some facts on hot dogs will definitely want to savor this book." —School Library Journal

"Fun facts fly fast and furious." —Booklist

"An energetic combination of history and food for thought." —Publishers Weekly

"Accompanied by Smith's handsomely goofy, retro artwork, the narrative offers sidebars with factual tidbits galore." —Kirkus Reviews

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Hot Diggity Dog: The History of the Hot Dog 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
K picked this book up from his school library. I thought this was a very interesting read. I honestly have not thought about where Hot Dogs were originally from or anything. But I learned a lot within this book. And I know K did as well. K enjoyed learning about the eating contest and has decided he wants to set a new world record with eating hot dogs.  This is a fun book to read with the younger and older kiddos if they care about the history of hot dogs. You will probably learn a lot that you may not have knew before.