Hot Rod Hamster

Hot Rod Hamster Cover

Hot Rod Hamster

By Cynthia Lord; Derek Anderson (Illustrator)

Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545035309, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 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!




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