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HOT DOG by Doug Salati

A little dachshund reminds us to live in the moment by escaping the heat, noise, and bustle of city life to enjoy the smell of salty air, play, and relaxation.

Characters: dachshund, owner, city dwellers, beach goers

Theme: vacation

Conflict: responsibility, stress

Perspective: Third person

Style: Narrated time sequence but very few words. Primarily graphic picture book.

Plot: Dachshund has enough of the hot, noise, crowded city and insists his person escape. His person takes him to the beach where they enjoy a day of oceanside fun and return home rested but hungry and tired.

Setting: city and ocean beach


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