Daydreams of a Solitary Hamster (Hardcover)
Enchanted Lion Books, 9781592700936, 55pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2010
This is a richly funny and thought-provoking book of comic strips about the friendships that animate a group of forest animals. The egotistical--but also endearing and really funny--Hamster is the main character, but his affectionate friends, who love Hamster despite all his flaws, are just as fascinating. Imagine a gourmand of a hamster who keeps a diary full of irresistible lies Or a mole who drinks tea in bed while writing his novel, or a snail who asks after the "why" of the world and hopes that it doesn't rain. It's all here, and more
With the title a direct reference to Jean Jacques Rousseau's Reveries of a Solitary Walker, The Wild Daydreams of a Solitary Hamster is a childlike--but not in the least bit childish--take on the wanderings of thought and the life of the mind. Philosophical, ironic, and laugh-out-loud funny, this book is sure to appeal to readers of all ages. The author, who has a background in philosophy, employs her knowledge with great style and humor, infusing the book with a joyful spirit, while meditating on friendship, selfishness, and the power of dreams.
Astrid Desbordes received her degree in philosophy and has written a number of books on philosophy and religion for adults. Currently, she divides her time between writing and editing. This is her first book for children.
Pauline Martin is a graphic designer and illustrator. She has illustrated many graphic novels as well as children's books.
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Praise For Daydreams of a Solitary Hamster…
ABC Best Books for Children
NPR's OnPoint 2010 Summer Reading Pick
"[Daydreams of a Solitary Hamster] manages to get to the true essence of existence, even the existence of a solitary (slightly self-important) hamster. What can be more important than sharing laughter, music, and good times with friends? Kids of all ages will love Daydreams if a Solitary Hamster, if they can get it away from their parents long enough to read it themselves." - The Midwest Book Review