Hot Dog

Book Information
Rating: Excellent
Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Molly Coxe
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Year: 1998
ISBN: 9780307261014
Pages: 30

It’s a hot summer day and a cute dachshund is looking to cool off. He finds his owner under an umbrella with a fan and cold lemonade, but she doesn’t want a hot dog sitting on her lap! He heads to the barn to cool off in the shade with the cat, but the cat wants nothing to do with a him either! He goes to cool off in the mud pit with the pig, until he gets squashed under the pig! He wants to get sheered like the sheep, but his other owner won't let him! A little girl finally sprays him with cool water and lets him in the kiddie pool where he becomes a chilly dog!

Hot Dog is a Ready to Read book for children in Preschool or Kindergarten. It includes big type and easy words. Children will laugh at this clever book and the author's playful use of language and word meanings. Each page features a few simple words and engaging pictures that add to the story. Picture clues will help eager young readers decode the words. The rhyme and rhythm used in this book will also help children become confident readers from the very start!