Hot Rod Hamster Meets His Match! (Scholastic Reader) (Paperback)

By Cynthia Lord, Greg Paprocki, Derek Anderson

Scholastic Press, 9780545825917, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 26, 2016

List Price: 3.99*
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When Hamster and his friends go looking for some cool, wet, wild fun at the Water Kingdom waterpark, Hamster and his new friend, Holly, challenge two dogs to a race down the waterslide. Can they win?
With the same bouncing rhythms, fun choice rhymes, and daredevil antics that made the picture books so popular, this original Level 2 reader will be a sturdy stepping-stone for both Hot Rod Hamster fans and series newcomers moving on to independent reading. The years Ms. Lord spent as a first-grade teacher have given her the perfect sense for what language and storylines work best for emerging readers. Little boys and girls will race to collect this latest story from their favorite furry friend.
Speed down the early-reading water slide and join Hot Rod Hamster and his buddies for loads of fun in the sun.

About the Author

Cynthia Lord is the award-winning author of "Rules," a Newbery Honor Book and a Schneider Family Book Award winner, as well as the critically acclaimed "Half a Chance" and "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

Derek Anderson is the "New York Times" bestselling illustrator of the Little Quack series by Lauren Thompson as well as the Hot Rod Hamster series by Cynthia Lord. He is also the author and illustrator of "Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure" and "Story County: Here We Come!" He writes and paints in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit him online at