City sounds and heat, brought to life with searing oranges, give way to cool, tranquil greens and blues, as a dog and its human sojourn to the beach for fun and relaxation.
- Fiction, General Fiction
- Notable Children's Books 2023, Randolph Caldecott Medal 2023 (Medal Winner)
- Age: Younger
- Format: Book
- ISBN: 9780593308431
From the 2023 Caldecott press release:
In “Hot Dog,” readers are transported to a busy city where everything is just too much. The city sounds and heat are brought to life with the use of searing oranges, then a series of tranquil cool green and blue panels as they sojourn to the beach to run, dig and relax. This is a timeless story of love and friendship between a dog and its person.
“Through changing color palettes and shifting borders, Salati creates a striking background for his narrative of bonding between a very warm dog and his human,” said Caldecott Medal Committee Chair Dr. Robert Bittner.