Hot Rod Hamster (Hardcover)

Monster Truck Mania!

By Cynthia Lord, Derek Anderson (Illustrator)

Scholastic Press, 9780545462617, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 25, 2014

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

The award-winning, bestselling team Cynthia Lord and Derek Anderson are back with the best Hot Rod Hamster adventure yet: Monster Truck Mania!

It's Fair Day, and Fearless Franco's famous Monster Truck Mania has come to town. Hot Rod Hamster and his friends are geared up for a roaring, soaring great time, so they set out to find the best ride at the fair. The water boats, spinning teacups, and bumper cars are great, but Hamster can't seem to find the BEST ride. That is, of course, until Fearless Franco needs a last-minute back-up driver for his monster truck. Can Hot Rod Hamster help him out, and still find the best ride of all? In this rollicking new adventure, Hot Rod Hamster proves once again that being small doesn't mean you can't think BIG!


About the Author

Cynthia Lord is the award-winning author of RULES, a Newbery Honor and Schneider Family Book Award winner, as well as the critically acclaimed TOUCH BLUE. She made her picture book debut with HOT ROD HAMSTER, which won several awards including the Parents' Choice Award, and followed it with the beloved sequel HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAMSTER. She lives in Maine with her family. Visit her at www.CynthiaLord.com.

Derek Anderson is the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling illustrator of the Little Quack series by Lauren Thompson as well as HOT ROD HAMSTER and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAMSTER by Cynthia Lord. His original picture book, STORY COUNTY: HERE WE COME!, published in January 2011, was also very well-received. He writes and paints in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit him at www.DerekAnderson.net.


Praise For Hot Rod Hamster: Monster Truck Mania!

Praise for HOT ROD HAMSTER:

A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year
A Parents' Choice Award Recommended Title
A Wyoming Buckaroo Award Winner
A Children's Choice Book Award Finalist
A Buckeye Children's Book Award Nominee (Ohio)
A Colorado Children's Book Award Nominee
A Goldfinch Award Nominee (Iowa)
A Magnolia Award Nominee (Mississippi)

"Junior racing fans will get a vicarious thrill with this story of a tiny driver who dares to burn rubber with the big boys. . . . Anderson's acrylics are boisterously large, colorful, and off-kilter--just like his swaggering protagonist."--BOOKLIST

"Newbery Honor author Lord's picture-book debut is a rollicking, roaring read. . . . Anderson's fluffy, jaunty illustrations are as full of energy as the rhymes. Young car enthusiasts won't be the only ones enamored of this hot-rodding rodent and his big canine buddy."--KIRKUS REVIEWS

Praise for HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HAMSTER:

A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year

"Loud, exaggerated acrylics burst off the pages, and the plump, cuddly characters look like stuffed animals come to life. Children will enjoy the opportunity to participate and make choices throughout the book leading up to Hamster's surprise party."--SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL