Einstein the Class Hamster and the Very Real Game Show (Hardcover)

By Janet Tashjian, Jake Tashjian (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 9781627790260, 176pp.

Publication Date: September 2, 2014

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Description

In "Einstein the Class Hamster and the Very Real Game Show, "the companion to Janet and Jake Tashjian's "Einstein the Class Hamster," we follow Ms. Moreno's class as they face off against the students of Crackerjack Elementary on the hit game show "Kids Know Stuff." But when Principal Decker sneaks Twinkles the python into the studio, there's widespread panic; the show's host is afraid of snakes and walks off the set. Now is Einstein's chance to shine With the assistance of a sound engineer who can also hear Einstein, Ned and Marlon help Einstein get ready to host the show and save the day. But something goes wrong. Does Einstein have . . . STAGE FRIGHT? Oh no Ned and Marlon must find a way to help Einstein and win the game show.

This title has Common Core connections.



About the Author

Janet Tashjian has written books for middle grade and young adult readers. She loves doing school visits around the country and talking to students about reading, cartoons, and how important it is to have chocolate around when you're revising. Her son, Jake Tashjian, has illustrated four of her books for kids. Einstein the Class Hamster is based on a comic strip he created in the sixth grade. He's an avid surfer; Janet is an avid coffee drinker. They live in Los Angeles.


Praise For Einstein the Class Hamster and the Very Real Game Show

Praise for Einstein the Class Hamster:

"Jake Tashjian’s manic, kid-scrawled spot illustrations have an energy that matches Einstein’s, and there’s an abundance of humor (generally goofy or gross-out) in both his artwork and in Janet Tashjian’s writing." —Publishers Weekly Praise for My Life as a Book:* "Give this to kids who think they don’t like reading. It might change their minds." —Booklist, starred review* "A kinder, gentler Wimpy Kid with all the fun and more plot." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Sure to engage fans of Jeff Kinney’s ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ books as well as those looking for a spunky, contemporary boy with a mystery to solve." —School Library Journal Praise for My Life as a Stuntboy:"Another fun, emotionally resonant read for the Wimpy Kid set and beyond." —Kirkus Reviews"A fast-moving plot and relatable protagonist make this stand-alone sequel a good choice for boys who, like Derek, would rather reach for a TV remote or game controller than a book." —School Library Journal"Fans of the first will be utterly delighted by this sequel and anxious to see what [Derek] will turn up as next." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books"This is a great package for kids, especially those like Derek who don’t think they like to read." —Booklist
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