This is a wonderful book for creating a lesson, whether it be on bullies, what it is to be brave or a simple skill or strategy lesson. Listed below is information, questions, and ideas to help you with your lesson, BUT if you don't want to create anything, don't worry I have created a wonderful packet to use with this book. The bottom of this post has pictures and information about the packet.

  • Reading level: 2.8
  • Theme: Halloween, bravery, bullies
  • Genre: fiction, holiday

Suggested Vocabulary: obedience school, Vienna sausage, dashed, quite frank, ghastly, all his might, ornery, frankfurter

the hallo wiener

Product description

Oscar is a little dog with a big problem -- he gets more tricks than treats because other dogs tease him all the time. But one brave act on Halloween makes Oscar a Grade-A hero, proving that a little wiener can be a real winner!

From Publishers Weekly

Costumed by his mother as a hot dog with bun, Oscar the dachshund goes from hangdog to top dog in what PW's starred review called a "pun-o-rama." Ages 4-7. (Sept.)
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* "This may be the funniest Halloween story ever written, and it's definitely got the most lovable hero." -- School Library Journal, starred review

* "Canine pun-o-rama." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

About the Author

"Considered one of the most popular contemporary authors for readers in elementary school, (Dav Pilkey) is also regarded as a talented artist and inventive humorist as well as a subtle moralist. ...He underscores his works--even at their most outrageous--with a philosophy that emphasizes friendship, tolerance, and generosity and celebrates the triumph of the good-hearted."

-The Educational Book & Media Association 

Dav Pilkey is the Caldecott Honor Award-winning creator of more than 40 books for children.

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