Stan the Hot Dog Man (An I Can Read Book)

by Ethel Kessler

Paperback, 1990



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Harper & Row (1990), Edition: 1st, 64 pages


After he retires, Stan becomes a hot dog man and finds that his new job helps him come to the rescue during a big snowstorm.

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LibraryThing member Melanielooper
This book was about an elderly gentlemen who retired from a bakery and then opened a hot dog truck. He would drive his truck to the same corner and sell hot dogs during lunch and then go fishing with his wife. One day he gets stuck in the snow as well as a school bus.

This was a very touching book
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in how generous the man was. I liked how he and his wife would go fishing together. This book made me smile.

You could use this book in the classroom to teach children about generosity. You could also use it to talk about helping others. You could bring in hot dogs one day for lunch and bring all of the fixings and have the kids make their own hot dogs.
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LibraryThing member MaeJ
Stan retires from a bakery. After he retires he becomes a hotdog man. One day a bad snowstorm came and him and a bus could not move. He invites everybody from the bus to come warm up in his hotdog truck. He borrows a girls red scarf to let people know there in there in there. A little later
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somebody found them and helped them.
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LibraryThing member katiebrennan
I had mixed feelings about this book. I liked the illustrations because they were bright and colorful. This fit the cheerful and happy mood of the story. However, I did not believe that the characters were well developed. All I learned about Stan from the book was that he sold hot dogs. I did not
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learn much about his personality or his life. Therefore, I felt somewhat disconnected from the book. The main idea of this story is that it is never too late to try something new that makes you happy.
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LibraryThing member psong
I like this book because this book's main character is so nice, that makes me want to be a person like him. The Stan is a great role model, he cares about people and he takes responsibility when he has to.



006023279X / 9780060232795

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