Hot Diggity Dog

Hot Diggity Dog : The History of the Hot Dog

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The Cod's Tale meets The Truth About Poop and Pee in this fascinating look at cultural history through the lens of the hot dog. 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, globespanning history of our favorite fast-food meal offers unique insight into America's multicultural heritage. From a Roman emperor's snack to a hobo's franks-and-beans, from ballpark treat to astronaut food, there's more wonder in a wiener thank you might think.

"Sylver and Smith have created the perfect browsable title about that quintessential kid food." --School Library Journal "An energetic combination of history and food for thought." --Publishers Weekly
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 211 x 249 x 3mm | 136g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0147515785
  • 9780147515780

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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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About Adrienne Sylver

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 ( ) is the illustrator of many books for children, including the Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe series, and also works regularly for publications such as Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Smith lives in Rhinebeck, New York.
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206 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (72)
3 35% (73)
2 9% (18)
1 2% (4)
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