The Hallo-Weiner by Dav Pilkey

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  • 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.
  • True to his humorous form, Dav Pilkey tickles the funny bone of young readers with his story about Oscar the dachshund.  The poor dog is subject to incessant teasing due to his short stature, and the situation is further exacerbated with his ridiculous Halloween costume. When Oscar rises to a challenge by performing a heroic deed, children learn that they can overcome any shortfall.

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