THIS IS A GREAT PLACE FOR A HOT DOG STAND by Barney Saltzberg

THIS IS A GREAT PLACE FOR A HOT DOG STAND

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Age Range: 5 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Izzy, sick of working in a toy factory, decides to open a hot dog stand. After a long search, he finally finds the perfect place for it--squeezed in between two buildings--where it becomes everybody's favorite hangout. Then he learns that the block is going to be torn down so a mall can be built. Desperate, Izzy seeks out Madame Moola Moo--the owner of the property--and tries to persuade her to save his hot dog stand by giving her a ``tofu dog with sauerkraut, mustard, and grilled onions.'' The plan works, and leaves everybody happy. The hot dogs, the quirky characters, the familiar story--everything in this friendly parody--points to New York City, although the setting depicted in the illustrations is clearly a different planet. With multicolored, oddly shaped buildings and funny-looking cartoon creatures with pointy ears or pointy noses and beady eyes, the residents and residences are a unique lot, but their concerns are part of every neighborhood. (Picture book. 5-8)

Pub Date: April 17th, 1995
ISBN: 0-7868-0070-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Hyperion
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 1995




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