Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Children's Book Review: Hot Rod Hamster

Hot Rod Hamster!

Hot Rod Hamster
Written by: Cynthia Lord
Illustrated by: Derek Anderson
Published by: Scholastic Press, 2010

Old car, new car, shiny painted blue car
Rust car, clean car, itty-bitty green car.
Newbery Honor-author Cynthia Lord and New York Times bestselling illustrator Derek Anderson put the pedal to the metal in this endearing, rhythmic, rip-roaring race to the finish line where a hamster creates a sizzling hot rod with a little help from his new furry friends and YOU!

* This was a cute read about a hamster getting ready for a race.  As he gets his car ready for the race he asks the reader what they would choose, which involves child interaction with the book.  It also shows that just because you're little doesn't mean you can't be fast.  This was also a winner because my 3 year old son loves all things cars, racing.

Family rating: 1 thumb up.

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