The Hallo-wiener by Dav Pilkey

Poor Oscar. Not only does he get teased by his friends in obedience school for his shape and size — “Wiener Dog!” — but his mom makes him the most embarrassing Halloween costume a sausage dog can wear: a hotdog bun.

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To top it off, the costume makes it hard for him to catch up with his friends when they go trick-or-treating. But when the other dogs run into a terrifying monster, Oscar proves that his shortcomings (pun intended) are no barrier to him being a heroic and loyal friend.

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Complementing the hilariously punny text of this feel-good underdog (ha!) story are lively and expressive illustrations of the anthropomorphised animals, which are a real treat, with lots of witty details that bear closer examination.

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That Oscar endearingly chooses to risk being made fun of rather than to hurt his mother’s feelings, also makes The Hallo-wiener a real winner in this mama’s books!

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