Episode: The Hallo-Wiener

Oma loves Halloween!

And so does her magical-golden-dog Helen, too.

Because the best part of Halloween is the “dressing-up” we get to do!

A magical lion & her lion-tamer!

But this year – there’s just one thing Helen wants to know…….

When is a hot dog not a hot dog?

When he becomes a hero sandwich!


Oma tells us all about this funny tale in today’s episode of Oma’s Reading Room, as she reads the great trick-or-treat story of:

The Hallo-Wiener!

Written & Illustrated by Dav Pilkey!

Author Dav Pilkey delivers a hilarious Halloween treat in this story about Oscar, a dachshund doomed to wear a hot dog costume on Halloween.

However, when he saves the day — and night — Oscar proves that while he may be short on height, he’s long on heart!

This is a tale trick-or-treaters everywhere are sure to relish.

Helen sure does hope you’ll join Oma in her Reading Room, to discover how all the dogs become friends forever and Oscar is never made fun of again!

Until next time…

remember Oma is sending you her 

hugs and her blessings

I hope you’ll catch them and hold them 

real tight! 


*Remember – if you would like your very own copy of this INCREDIBLY FUNNY book, to add to your Dav Pilkey collection, you can easily purchase one by clicking here.

Episode: Dog Breath

A long long time ago, before I was ever an Oma, I use to travel to local elementary schools and share story-time with students in their classrooms or their libraries.

Oma has always loved reading to groups of children and I am very grateful for the many invitations received throughout the years to spend time with my little-friends in their classrooms & schools.

Sometimes Oma would even dress in character, so we could all use our imaginations better while reading the stories!

It was so much fun!!

Today’s story was the most requested book to be read at the many schools Oma was invited into, so I would always be sure to arrive in full-character for this particular book as…


All the children loved Suzy!

(Even adults, too!)

Big or little they always shared so many giggles together with Suzy about the many SMELLY things she was asked to dispose of!

Suzy was always sure to bring her “smell-catcher” case with her too – just incase the school had any smelly odors they needed captured in the school or classroom – while she was there.

However, Suzy would always tell the children the hardest smell to capture is the one depicted in the popular book Oma will be reading to you today :


Written & Illustrated by Dav Pilkey

Dog Breath is a story about a dog named Hally Tosis; who is a great family dog, but there is one rotten thing about her: her breath!

It is so smelly, Hally’s pet parents want to find a new home for her. The children, desperate to keep their beloved pet, try everything to rid Hally of her stinky stench. 

I do hope you’ll join me in Oma’s Reading Room, where we will read along together this hysterical and fan-favorite picture book! 

ANYONE who has ever had a dog with stinky breath is sure to relate to the story!

*Oma is so excited about the new film editor who is helping with her Reading Room episodes…her sister, Wendy!!

Until next time…

remember Oma is sending you her 

hugs and her blessings

I hope you’ll catch them and hold them 

real tight! 


*Remember – if you would like your very own copy of this INCREDIBLY FUNNY book, to add to your collection, you can easily purchase one by clicking here.

Episode: My Brother Otto

Hello there, little ones!

Welcome back to Oma’s Reading Room –

a place for us to be together,

read together,

and hopefully share a giggle or two!

Did you know the month of April is World Autism month?

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Episode: God Gave Us Easter

Hello there, little ones!

Photo Courtesy of Unsplash



can happen in just

3 days!

Photo Courtesy of Unsplash

The best example we have of this

is to

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Episode: The Donkey That No One Could Ride

Welcome back, little ones!

Do you know what a normal king looks like? Or what is his or her job?

Photo courtesy of Pinterest

What do you imagine a parade would look like for a king that everyone loved?

Photo courtesy of Unsplashed
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Episode: My First Passover

Hello there, little ones!

It’s officially Spring time!

And this time of year brings a lot of exciting things with it.

Photo by Jared Don Schaaf

Flowers are popping up from the once hardened Winter soil.

Birds are busy returning to their old habitats, while building new nests for their expanding families!

But most importantly faiths of various denominations are preparing for Special Celebrations.

One such Celebration is Passover!

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Episode: Germs Are Not for Sharing PART 2

Welcome back, little ones!

Sneezes, coughs, runny noses, spills, and messes are facts of everyday life,

especially with lots of little friends around!

And that’s why it’s never too soon to learn about

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Episode: Germs Are Not for Sharing

Hello there little ones!

Can you help Shy Baby Bear?




“What do you need to do?”

These are just a few of the things you will discover as you listen to Oma read this Episode’s book:

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Episode: The Mitten

Hello there, little ones!

Oma has been filling these final cold-weather days staying indoors doing one of her favorite things…


What do you like to do on cold blustery days?

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Episode: Little Miss Valentine

Hello there, little ones!

Valentines of pink & red.

Special words of kindness said.

Small surprises, funny jokes,

paper hearts, and pretty notes.

The best part of

Valentine’s Day

is I get the chance to say,

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