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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

It's National Hot Dog Day--and July is National Hot Dog Month!

How can we possibly celebrate National Hot Dog day on July 23--and recognize National Hot Dog month in all of July--without The Pigeon?!
At the Children's Book-A-Day Almanac, blogger Anita Silvey writes about The Pigeon and his hot dog story, The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems. 

Here is Silvey's summary of the book: "A pigeon and a duckling spy a hot dog, but Pigeon picks it up first, ready to chomp into his discovery. 'Is that a hot dog?' whispers the duckling. And so the two battle each other for the treat--'Each morsel is a joy! A celebration in a bun!' shouts Pigeon. As Pigeon struggles with his conscience, he gets louder and louder, but the duck remains softly persistent. In the end, they both discover the joy of sharing."

Check out this page from the book:
Want to know more about the story of Mo Willems and the book? You can CLICK HERE to visit Silvey's website. 

Mo Willems has a great website himself! You can find him--and all of his popular characters like the Pigeon, Knuffle Bunny & Trixie, and Elephant & Piggie--at
While you're there, be sure to click on Visit GoMo! to play games and see videos. You can also play games and see videos at Visit Pigeon Presents! Have fun--and don't let the Pigeon use your computer! :)

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