Hot Rod Hamster

Hot Rod Hamster


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From Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord and NYT bestselling illustrator Derek Anderson comes an INTERACTIVE read-aloud picture book for the very young-featuring an extremely lovable and adorable hams

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545035309
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2010
Series: Hot Rod Hamster Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 202,917
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD500L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Cynthia Lord is the award-winning author of RULES, a Newbery Honor book (among its many distinctions), as well as the critically acclaimed TOUCH BLUE, released August, 2010. She made her picture book debut with HOT ROD HAMSTER. She lives in Maine with her family. Visit her at

Derek Anderson is the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling illustrator of the Little Quack series by Lauren Thompson as well as HOT ROD HAMSTER by Cynthia Lord. His upcoming original picture book STORY COUNTY: HERE WE COME! publishes in January 2011. He writes and paints in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit him at

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Hot Rod Hamster 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
kayceel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fun, rhyming and interactive ("Which would you choose?") story about a hamster and his friends, including the junkyard dog, building a hot rod for a race. The colors are rich and bright, and the rhymes are fun to read aloud.Recommended.
EngineeringMom More than 1 year ago
This is one of my son's favorite books! The illustrations are darling and the message (bigger isn't necessarily better) is good. It's the perfect book for any little boy who loves cars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Second graders loved this book. The style encourages engagement, and the reading level is easy.
savethePandas More than 1 year ago
Don't let the title or cover art fool you. Boys and girls enjoy this book. We bought this book to donate to my daughter's class. The teacher has told me it is a great book to get the children to calm down and laugh together.