Friday, September 3, 2010

Hot Rod Hamster by Cynthia Lord

There's a race and Hamster's going to enter. But first, he needs a car. He doesn't want just any car--he wants a hot rod. Off to the junk yard he goes to have his hot rod built. It's a beauty, but will it win the race?

What I thought: This is the epitome of a boy book. I loved it. The story is engaging and rhythmic. The speech bubbles add even more interest. The illustrations are great--very colorful with soft lines.

Story Time Theme: Cars

(Illus. Derek Anderson. New York: Scholastic, 2010)

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