The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! was written and illustrated by Mo Willems.
Pigeon, the star of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and four other books, finds a yummy looking hot dog which he plans to eat all by himself. But a very cute, curious, annoying and tenacious duckling has other ideas.
While you may not know, author Mo Willems name, you very likely have seen his work. He was a writer and animator for Sesame Street, created two animated series for the Cartoon Network and was the head writer for their Codename: Kids Next Door series. Three of his books have received Caldecott Honors and Mo Willems is the creator of the Knuffle Bunny Books.
Okay, I worked really hard trying to find interesting craft ideas for this book that were about more than just cooking hot dogs....I kinda succeeded , sorta, cooking is involved in these activities but they involve a lot of creativity, also.
Hot Dog People
To make Hot Dog people you'll need - hot dogs, plastic knives and a microwave
- give each child an uncooked hot dog and a knife
- the kids then use the knife to make slices in the hotdog to resemble body parts (slices at the top for hair, a face, a slice on each side for arms and a slice in the middle of the bottom, to make two legs).
- Then cook the hot dog in the microwave for about 25 - 30 seconds.
- As the hot dog cooks, it should begin to look more like a person.
Here's an easy recipe for a Hot Dog and Fries cake using a loaf cake, Twinkies and icing.
Make a Hot Dog Squid