Article Title

Hot Diggity Dogs


Liz Kazandzhy


Excellent, Primary, Intermediate, Stephanie Calmenson, Joanna Cole, Heather Ross, Animals, Dogs, Pets, Friendship

Document Type

Book Review


Kate and Lucie are no ordinary girls… nor ordinary dogs! After buying special necklaces at a thrift shop, they realize that they can transform into dogs together with just the clap of a high-five. The book begins with them exploring the city as dogs, ordering “Hot Diggity Dog” hot dogs as girls, then playing at the park as dogs again. Soon they discover that the hot dog stand owners’ dogs, Ketchup and Mustard, have gone missing, and they join the community in searching, transforming between being human and canine depending on what’s most convenient. Once Ketchup and Mustard are safely retrieved, Kate and Lucie then participate in the city dog fair, helping out their peers Danny and DJ by winning prizes for dog obedience. At the end of the book, the authors have also included a few pages with jokes and fun facts about dachshunds, the featured breed in this book.