Dozens of Dachsunds
illustrated by Zoe Persico
A parade of dachsunds! There are seventy-eight dachsunds in all, dressed in costumes as other animals, insects, birds, and dinosaurs! They waggle by in groups of two, three, four … all to aid young readers in counting. Maybe best of all is the song included so you can sing along! Preschool through Grade 2.
Oscar, the dachshund, wants to wear a scary costume for Halloween but his mother has other ideas. She sews him a hot-dog bun with mustard and he must wear it so he doesn’t hurt her feelings. It’s hard to navigate and his friends get to the treats before he does, but when the pack is threatened by some monster cats, it’s Oscar to the rescue! Preschool through Grade 2.
Hot Dog, Cold Dog (board book)
Dachsunds go everywhere, in every style of fashion, in every weather, engaging in every activity. Funny, colorful, and endearing to engage baby. A large-format board book for a good read-aloud. Young babies.
Lumpito and the Painter from Spain
Monica Kulling, illustrated by Dean Griffiths
Pajama Press, 2013
Do you know the true story of Pablo Picasso’s enchantment with a dachshund named Lump, who was the pet of photographer David Duncan? When photographer and dog visited Picasso, it was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. When Duncan realizes how much the artist and the dog care for each other, he leaves Lump in his new home. A charming story about friendship and art. Kindergarten through Grade 5.
Moxie, the Dachshund of Fallingwater
Bright Sky Press, 2010
An introductory look at the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, and what is now a public museum at Fallingwater in southwest Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, from the viewpoint of Moxie, one of the dachshund gang that gamboled about the house when the Kaufmann family lived there. Written by the curator of education at Fallingwater. Kindergarten through Grade 3.
by Munro Leaf, illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans
Arthur A. Levine Books, 2006 (originally published in 1937)
Noodle, the dachshund, feels he’s too long and his legs are too short to successfully dig for bones. Granted one wish by the dog fairy, he asks all the animals in the zoo what shape he should wish to be. They teach him a good deal about being proud and content with the body we have. Preschool.
by Margret Ray, illustrated by H.A. Rey
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1997
Greta, a petite dachshund, doesn’t care for long-in-body dachshunds, which is exactly what Pretzel wins a blue ribbon for being. This is a tale of puppy love. A classic from the team who created Curious George. PreK through Grade 2.
10 Little Hot Dogs
Two Lions, 2014
A progressive counting book, one then two and finally ten dachshunds join their friends in a comfy chair, settle down for a nap, then wake up and leave the chair. They’re full of antics and play. A good read-aloud for a small group or one child. Preschool to K.
A good choice for early readers, the minimal text and emotional artwork will be satisfying to read. Wiener dog sees a nature documentary and realizes he’s bored with his pampered life, so he runs off to join a pack of wolves! Weiner Wolf soon realizes the difference between wild and domesticated, returning home to Granny and his new pack in the dog park. PreK through Grade 2.