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¡La Paloma encuentra un perro caliente! (Pigeon)

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Pigeon's back! And he's found un perro caliente! But a hungry (and very sly) duckling enters the scene and wants a bite of the hot dog. Who will be the more clever bird?

For the first time, Mo Willems's New York Times best-selling The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! is available in Spanish for a new group of kids to fall in love with.
Paperback, 40 pages
Published May 24th 2011 by Disney-Hyperion (first published April 19th 2004)
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Maaganiit Noori
Also known as "Miimii Miikaan Gizhood Nimosh" - Our Ojibwe language table did a full translation of the title and when we met with Mo, he granted us permission to publish it in exchange for teaching him to say,"Nd'Anishinaabemtaw dibishko Kchi-Mookamaan-Akiing biizhikii: (I speak Ojibwe like an American cow.).

Email if you't like the full text ; ) We also have "Gego Bigidnike Mibizowaad Kchidaabaan" the companion title.
We read several "okay" books today and then this one. From the start it had every single one of my children and myself completely enraptured with our pigeon and his hot dog dilemma. The illustrations are always so simplistic yet detailed, and I love the expressions on the characters face. Such a range of emotions are betrayed brilliantly from hostility to a bored sort of sarcasm that almost makes you feel our pigeon is rolling his eyes. A wonderful book, and a great lesson about sharing to boot, ...more

Whew! Just how many “Pigeon” books are out there? I must have read over a dozen “Pigeon” books written by Mo Willems already, but I am alright with that since I have enjoyed practically all of Mo Willems’ popular “Pigeon” book series. So, the most recent one I had read is called “The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!” which is just as funny and witty as the previous “Pigeon” books!

The book starts off with the Pigeon finding a hot dog on the ground and wanting to eat it. Just as the Pigeon was about to ea
Oh gosh - I can't believe I'd never heard of this author before Tamara and Dewey of Unshelved, Vol. 1 alerted me. So very funny! I'm not positive, but I think tots would like it as much as older siblings and parents/caregivers.
So I have to admit that we first read "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" because it's so well-loved and both my son and I didn't love it that much. BUT, I thought I would give this book a shot and boy, it's funny. It cracks me up. And my son now walks around asking "Does a hot dog taste like chicken?"
The pigeon think all his dreams have come true when he finds a hot dog, and can't wait to start munching on it. But then that duckling turns up and badgers the pigeon for a bite. Does my favourite cranky pigeon give in?

Master 6 years and I both hoped (view spoiler)
Jan 19, 2009 Amy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 2nd graders
Recommended to Amy by: the kids
The kids loved it, especially my voice for the little duck.
PreSchool-Grade 1-In this second book featuring the star of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (Hyperion, 2003), the shoe is on the other foot. Once again, the action starts on the title page, with the pigeon's joyous discovery of a hot dog. However, his initial delight is dampened when a small, wide-eyed duckling appears and asks, in a seemingly innocent manner, "Is that a `hot dog'?" The interloper's younger status is conveyed not just through his tinier size, but also through his dialogue, w ...more
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog is a humorous tale about a pigeon's attempt to enjoy a hot dog. However, before he can take his first mouthwatering bite, along comes a duckling who ruins the moment by asking lots of questions.

The story is told entirely in dialogue which makes it fast pace and straight to the point. You can feel the tension between the pigeon and duckling building with each page as the language becomes more precise, the words get larger, and the illustrations become more animated. Th
Alyssa Scherr
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog is a fun children's book about a Pigeon who is about to bite into a delicious hot dog until a duck interrupts him. The duck begins to annoy the Pigeon with many questions and tells him he has never had a hot dog before. The Pigeon explains how delicious it is and tells the duck to leave him alone, but the duck is persistent and keeps on pestering him. The Pigeon finally loses it and throws a temper tantrum until he can't take it anymore and ends up splitting the hot do ...more
Michelle Carlston
At first we found the pigeon amusing and my 3y/o son loves him. But now that he has memorized this (and "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus") I've come to think that Pigeon is sending the wrong message. I see my kid displaying temper outbursts similar to Pidge. I s'pose it's a jumping-off point to discuss, but at his age it could be a waste of breath. Bottom line: cute and fun, but could pose problems to the highly suggestible.
This fun book starts with pigeon’s joyous discovery of a hot dog. A little duckling comes along and asks, “Is that a hot dog?” The pigeons delight with his discovery is dampened when the duckling asks numerous questions about the hot dog. The duckling tells the pigeon that he never tasted a hot dog before. The pigeon insists that it is only his hot dog by saying, “finders keepers.” In the end, the sly duckling suggests to share the hot dog. The ducking remarks, “Need ketchup” while he was eating ...more
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems (2004)
Picture Book
Plot summary: Pigeon learns about sharing when he meets a duckling who has never tasted a hot dog before.
No special considerations
Review citation (if available):Flynn, Kitty. Horn Book Magazine , May/Jun2004, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p323-323
Section source used to find the material: Golden Archer Awards, Horn Book Magazine review
Recommended age: Pre-K-2.
Linnea McGowan
I somehow decided that the duckling was from the Bronx (but still with a high pitch voice) while I was reading this to my classes and storytimes... I don't know why. On the upside, Heather was in stiches when I recreated the voice for her on the desk (at the library) tonight. HEY I just wanted each character to have a distinctive voice!

...I'm pretty smart for a duckling you know.
Isha Barrie
The pigeon is at it again but this time it is with duck. I can't get over the pigion books they are too funny, the pigeon is just soooo over the top that I can't help but laugh. My students can't get enough of him either they love all his antics and love how the duck was able to get the hot dog in the end, they ask me to read this story non-stop :)
Reading Level: Primary

This is a great story about sharing. The pigeon does not want to share his hot dog, but will the duckling convince him to.

This picture book is an excellent example of using typeface to aid in creating emotion and feeling from the characters in the story.
Jul 05, 2008 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: childrens, 2007
This is a funny and very cute story that follows the "Pigeon" series of books. Our girls enjoy hearing the different characters' voices and we talk about the emotions the pigeon is feeling and expressing. We just love Mo Willems' stories! We've read this on several times.
Meagan Wilson
This book "The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog" is generally about learning to share with others. I recommend it to kids of a younger age who have difficulty with this. There is no setting in this story. The pigeon would be the antagonist, because he is against sharing his hotdog with the duckling. The protagonist would be the duckling, because he came up with the idea of sharing the hotdog. In the beginning, he was curious of what a hotdog tastes like. By the end of the story he was sharing it. The confl ...more
Hana Sm.
I liked the crayon looking drawings–not many authors draw pictures using crayons. A pigeon finds a hot dog lying on the ground; he dances around excitedly. Just as he's about to eat it, a little duck stares at him with big blue eyes...(view spoiler) ...more
Diana Pettis
Not really a book I would use for a guided reading lesson. I would use it as a read-aloud. Tonight I just finished reading it to my 6 year old son Xander and he loved it. YOu can make your voice sound like the characters.
Sep 19, 2007 elissa rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents and preschoolers
My younger son memorized every word of this, and would "perform" it at age 4. No other book has ever inspired behavior anywhere near this from him. It's great fun to read to a group.
Pictures convey a surprising amount of emotion considering their simplicity. Some of the words seem pretty big for a kids book, but I guess kids are pretty smart these days.
*Queen Diva*
The pigeon's facial expressions were amazing!! I loved this book! The illustrations were so fantastic for the story. And the silliness that ensued, of course, was great!
My four and a half year old nephew giggled and requested several re-readings.Simple, to be sure, but a definite kid pleaser.
The pigeon is at it again, will he get to enjoy his hot dog? I guess you'll just have to read the book to find out!
I love the pigeon books. This one might be my very favorite. (I don't even think it needs mustard.)
I don't know what it is about this pigeon, but I just love it, very cute!
Victoria Moore
"The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! by Mo Willems is one of my favorite pigeon books because the "Special Guest Star: the Duckling" appears again. This time he and the pigeon have a discussion about a hot dog the pigeon has found lying on the ground. At first the pigeon thinks he's going to eat it alone, but the duckling sees him and becomes curious. I love that the duckling seems to always be around when there's a food situation. In "The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?" he asked for a cookie, and got one, a ...more
Ah, street food: the delight of pigeons everywhere.
More fun adventures with the pigeon who thinks he's people.
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#1 New York Times Bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems is best known for his Caldecott Honor winning picture books Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale.

In addition to such picture books as Leonardo the Terrible Monster, Edwina the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct, and Time to Pee, Mo has created the Elephant and Piggie books, a series of early r
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