The Hallo-Wiener

The Hallo-Wiener

by Dav Pilkey

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Overview

Oscar is short, like all dachshunds and other dogs make fun of him. On Halloween he takes more ridicule than ever in his hot-dog costume, but one brave act makes him a hero. Color illustrations throughout. A "School Library Journal" Best of the Best of 1995.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439079464
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/1999
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 155,481
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author


As a child, Dav Pilkey was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD. Dav was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hall every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories, so he spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic books.

In the second grade, Dav Pilkey created a comic book about a superhero named Captain Underpants. His teacher ripped it up and told him he couldn’t spend the rest of his life making silly books. Fortunately, Dav was not a very good listener.

Dav has gone on to create award-winning and bestselling books for children. His Captain Underpants series has more than 80 million copies in print worldwide and has been translated into more than 28 languages. In 2017, DreamWorks Animation brought the character to the silver screen in the feature film adaptation Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, and Netflix is now streaming The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants TV show.

Dav’s latest creation, Dog Man, continues to be a #1 New York Times bestselling series with more than 13 million copies in print worldwide and translations available in more than 21 languages. Dav is also the creator of the Dragon series, the Dumb Bunnies series, Dog Breath, and The Paperboy, which is a Caldecott Honor Book.

Dav lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife.

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The Hallo-Wiener 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
perihan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Oscar is looking forward to Halloween and he is not paying attention to his friend¿s jokes toward him. When he comes to his house, he sees that his mother has a surprise for him. It is a Halloween costume, but it is not what Oscar likes. If he wears a hot dog bun costume, his friends will make even more fun of him, but he wears it anyway to make his mother happy. Oscar¿s friends make fun of Oscar just as he thought. Oscar is having a terrible time at Halloween. While they all are walking their homes, a scarecrow in the graveyard scares them. They all fell down the lake from a fear, except Oscar. Because he is so close to the ground, he sees the cat under the scarecrow costume. He chases the cat away, saves his friends, he uses his costume as a float to ride in the lake, and becomes a hero. After Halloween night no one ever tease him again.
madamepince on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wiener humor. It's never out of style.
smpenni on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Oscar is a little dog with a big problem- the other dogs make fun of him. So it's up to him to show them that a little wiener dog can be a real winner.
Treeseed on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It doesn't matter how many children I read this to, it always cracks me up. I mean, when you read about a dachshund named Oscar, you know you're on a roll...hey, was that a pun? This story has lots of wordplay. It's a Halloween tale, or is that tail, about a well-loved dachshund kid whose mother dresses him up in a costume that gets him ridiculed by the other dog kids. His trick-or-treat adventures will have you howling with laughter and in the end everybody including poor Oscar likes his silly costume. The cartoon-like illustrations are clever and subtle so make sure you and your youngsters take time to enjoy them and please check out the classroom scene...it's a scream. This book is so much fun with its bright colors and zany text I just can't help but love it.
Storywraps More than 1 year ago
This book was published September 1, 1995.  It centres around an adorable little dachshund named Oscar, named after Oscar Mayer.  Because he is short and different from the other dogs in his neighbourhood he becomes the brunt of teasing and jokes. Even his mother adds to his misery by calling him her, "Vienna sausage."  He knows that Hallowe'en is fast approaching and he dreams of wearing a scary, empowering costume out trick or treating with the rest of the pack. Alas it is not to be.  When he arrives home his mom has taken it upon herself to get him his costume and when Oscar sees it, he is mortified!  It is "a giant hotdog bun complete with mustard," and guess who is the wiener?  Oh my.   Not wanting to hurt his mom's feelings, obedient little Oscar wears the costume causing more mockery to himself.  The other dogs can run fast to collect their loot but poor Oscar is inhibited by his short legs and binding costume, so when he arrives at the neighbour's door for treats, they are all gone.   His friends get into a dangerous predicament as a huge, ominous creature rises out of the darkness and forces them to run wildly and jump into the lake for safety.  Oscar saves the day by disclosing the culprits and rescuing his friends from their peril.  How is he rewarded?  Well let's say he receives hero status and loads and loads of candy from his now very grateful friends. The illustrations are vibrant, cartoonish and fun.  I highly recommend this book for your Hallowe'en collection.
tchr7681 More than 1 year ago
I first found this book when I taught first grade, and knew I had to have it....I was always talking about my doxie to my students. They loved this book, and it became a Halloween staple. Then...I lost my copy. Bought another one, which kinda fell apart, and bought yet ANOTHER one!! Great story, funny illustrations, and doxies...how can you not love this book?
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Runnergirl182 More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite children's stories. I first bought this book for my nephew a few years ago. I found myself laughing out loud in the store. I now have a daughter of my own and this is one of the first books I bought for her collection. I still find myself laughing at the story.
mb17 More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome for little ones, especially for Halloween! I have purchased several copies of this book for friends and family! Cute story!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! One year my class read it together and i couldn't help but to laugh! It is a great book for everyone to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is fun for kids of all ages who love Halloween, Dogs, and a cleverly told tale. Presented through Pilkey's humorous drawings of an optimistic, but lowly wiener dog who overcomes the teasing of 'friends' about his unusual appearance, a well meaning mom, and a tacky costume. Through his kind heart (he doesn't want to hurt his mom's feelings), bravery, and forgiving spirit he and his detractors learn the true meaning of friendship and that things aren't always what they seem. A fun children's read with plenty of references that adults will enjoy as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most hilarious books I have ever shared with my students! It is a fun book to read not only in October, but throughout the year. I read it to my students when I taught Kindergarten, and they loved it just as much as my fifth graders do! Dav Pilkey has a knack for capturing the personality of the lovable and amusing Dachshund Oscar in his wonderful illustrations. This is a must-have for all elementary teachers and parents!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great read for kids even if it's not Halloween. The illustrations are fun, and the kids learn a lesson on how anyone can be a hero - even a wiener dog coddled by his mom!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I checked this book out from our library, and I couldn't wait to get home to read it to my 3 yr. old daughter. She loved it, I don't remember how many times we have read it together. This book teaches a very very good lesson as well as entertains. I highly recommend this book!!!