Thursday, November 29, 2012

Picture Book Month
Day 29 theme: FOOD

Hot Diggity Dog

The History of the Hot Dog

by Adrienne SylverIllustrated by Elwood H. Smith
Did you know that the first astronauts to eat hot dogs in space were aboard the Apollo 11? The year was 1969. Did you know that each July, Americans eat enough hot dogs to circle the Earth seven times? These are just a couple of the fun facts you’ll discover in HOT DIGGITY DOG – THE HISTORY OF THE HOT DOG. The book tells the story of how the hot dog was brought to America and how it became one of our favorite foods.(from the author-Adrienne Sylver)

Play this old radio commercial 
Armour Hot Dogs - 1950s Commercial Song

Hot dogs, Armour hot dog
What kind of kids eat Armour Hot Dogs?
Fat kids, skinny kids, kids who climb on rocks
Tough kids, sissy kids, even kids with chicken pox
love hot dogs, Armour Dot Dogs
The dogs kids love to bite!

Here is a fun video someone made to match the song.


1965 Oscar Mayer Wiener commercial

Have you ever heard of the Oscar Mayer Wiener mobile?

Follow @Wienerbobile on Twitter

Tour the Oscar Mayer Wiener mobile
Learn what a "Hotdogger is"

Visit Hot Dog City and learn more about franks.

How are we using this book in our school? 
Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee Hot Diggity Dog

student created book project for Hot Diggity Dog


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