Hot Diggity Dog: the History of the Hot Dog

Hot Diggity Dog: the History of the Hot Dog

Written by: Adrienne Sylver
Illustrated by: Elwood Smith

Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780525478973
  • 32 Pages
  • Dutton Books for Young Readers
  • 5-8 years


If we are what we eat, Americans are hot dogs.

We ate them on the way to the moon and served them to the king of England. We name a Hot Dog? Eating Champ! Garnished with hilarious illustrations and amazing ?foodie? facts, this kid-friendly, globespanning history of our favorite fast-food meal offers unique insight into America?s multicultural heritage. From a hobo?s franks-and-beans to astronaut food, there?s more to the wiener?and what?s for dinner?than you think.


Praise for Hot Diggity Dog:

“Sylver and Smith have created the perfect browsable title about that quintessential kid food….Kids who have a hunger for some facts on hot dogs will definitely want to savor this book.” —School Library Journal

“Fun facts fly fast and furious.” —Booklist

“An energetic combination of history and food for thought.” —Publishers Weekly

“Accompanied by Smith’s handsomely goofy, retro artwork, the narrative offers sidebars with factual tidbits galore.” —Kirkus Reviews