The Burger and the Hot Dog

The Burger and the Hot Dog Cover

The Burger and the Hot Dog

By Jim Aylesworth; Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689838972, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2001

Description

A burger and a hot dog

One day had a nasty spat.

The burger got insulted

'Cause the hot dog called him flat...

So what happened after that? Well, you'll have to look inside this book to find out. Because, you see, there is a whole world out there in which burgers, hot dogs, sticky buns, ice-cream bars, bologna, popcorn, and all sorts of other food folks exist together and do and go through all the daily stuff we all do. But it's only folks like Jim Aylesworth, together with artist Stephen Gammell, who can bring to us that world in a collection of hilarious rhymes and pictures. After all, what happens when a bunch of sugar cookies give a bagel a hard time, or an ice-cream bar gets stranded on a beach, or a couple of pickles go out dancing?...Well, come on in and see! And when you're done, try to invent some food folks of your own.



About the Author
Jim Aylesworth taught the first grade for more than twenty years. He has written more than twenty books for young readers, including "My Son John" and "McGraw's Emporium". He lives in Hinsdale, Illinois, with his wife.

Stephen Gammell is the beloved illustrator of more than fifty books for children, including "Song and Dance Man" by Karen Ackerman, which received the Caldecott Medal, and two Caldecott Honor Books: "The Relatives Came" by Cynthia Rylant, "Where the Buffaloes Begin" by Olaf Baker, and "The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate Our School "by Judy Sierra. Mr. Gammell lives with his wife, Linda, in St. Paul, Minnesota.