Book Talk Thursday ~

It's the Eve of Halloween and Book Talk Thursday!

One of my favorite books to read this time of year is The Hallo-wiener by Dav Pilkey.  The kids love it, and it has a great message.
Many of you have read it, I am sure, but if not, I will fill you in.  Oscar the dog (a weiner dog) wants to have the best costume ever, but his mom bought him a hot dog costume.  He wears it, but the other dogs make fun of him and take all of the good candy. In the end, the other dogs get into a bind because of the cats.  Oscar shows his true friendship when he helps them out.

When I read the book to my students, I like to do a fun activity with them.  They love making this simple foldable for Beginning, Middle, and End.  You can grab it by clicking {here} or on the picture below.  I have turned the body of the dog around, so the beginning is his head.

The book is also a great springboard for talking about friendships and helping others, even when they are not nice to you.

I hope everyone enjoys their Halloween!


  1. Love that book! Adorable activity to go along with it, too. Thanks for sharing! :)
    Literacy Loving Gals

  2. Super cute and simple Andrea! Appreciate the feebie.

  3. Hallowiener is my very favorite Halloween book! I'm pinning this to use next year, since I'm too late this year!

    Sally from Elementary Matters


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