The Hallo-wiener
by Dav Pilkey




The Hallo-wiener by Dav Pilkey

We love reading The Hallo-Wiener each Halloween season. The kids can't help but immediately fall in love with little Oscar, the dachshund hero of the book! 

Oscar is tired of being made of by the other dogs. The criticism gets worse when he shows up to trick-or-treat wearing a hot-dog costume, but one brave act shows what a hero he really is! 

In a starred review, Publisher's Weekly called it a fun "pun-o-rama."  So true. :)
If you know Dav Pilkey's books, you won't be disappointed by this title! 

This book was a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year for 1999.


Reading Levels for The Hallo-wiener:

Interest Level: Pres - Gr. 3          DRA Level: 20                 Lexile Measure: 580L
Grade Equivalent: 2.8                
Guided Rdg: L    


See Inside This Book:

Below are two sample pages from inside this adorable book. Love the fall colors!

The Hallo-Wiener

The Hallo-Wiener


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The Hallo-Wiener: Related Activity

If you teach younger grades, try super fun activity that we found on The Teacher Geek.  The prompt they recommend on the site has children describing the little wiener dog. However, you could really adjust the prompt to fit a number of different topics/reader responses!

The Hallo-Wiener activity

One year, when we read The Hallo-Wiener aloud and then did this little activity, we had several kids OBSESSED with dachshunds for about a month afterward.  It's so fun to spark a little interest and see it take off. 


To learn more about this book, click the link below.  Please note that if you purchase an item from Amazon, they give us a small referral fee. (This helps pay for site hosting costs, thus allowing us to keep everything free for site visitors!)







You may also want to check out other books by Dav Pilkey, such as those shown below. To learn more, click on the book covers below or the link above. :) 

Dav Pilkey books


Or... check out more books from our best Halloween kids books list?

Halloween books for kids