Written from a dad’s perspective, Hot Dog People and Other Bite-Size Sacrifices is a book about parenting. A collection of essays, haikus, fatherly advice and illustrations cover the usual topics parents can expect within the first six years—childbirth, potty training, the anxiety of starting kindergarten, emergency room visits, pyramid schemes, cannibalism and communicating with the dead.
Despite the colorful illustrations and smiling hot dog on the cover this is not a children’s book. This book, however, is about kids. Specifically my three boys (Paxton, 7, Colton, 5, and Greyson, 3), their imaginative personalities and off the wall takes on life.
The stories in this book are true and depict the heartfelt chaos of kids that every parent can relate to. The honest and conversational writing serves as a reminder that your toddler isn’t the first to yell “son of a bitch!” in Target and they certainly won’t be the last.
Put the kids to bed, pour yourself a drink, and enjoy.