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. 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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