Hot Rod Hamster: Hot Rod Hamster Meets His Match! by Cynthia LordHot Rod Hamster: Hot Rod Hamster Meets His Match! by Cynthia Lord

Hot Rod Hamster: Hot Rod Hamster Meets His Match!

byCynthia LordIllustratorDerek Anderson

Paperback | January 26, 2016

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p>Leveled Readers full of fun and surprise!

When Hamster and his friends go looking for some wet and 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 bouncing rhythms, fun choice rhymes, and daredevil antics, this original Level 2 reader will be a sturdy stepping-stone for Hot Rod Hamster fans as well as series newcomers as they move on to independent reading. This new adventure skillfully emphasizes word families and rhyming structures with pedal-to-the-metal flare! Little boys and girls will race to collect this latest story from their favorite furry friend.

Cynthia Lord 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
Title:Hot Rod Hamster: Hot Rod Hamster Meets His Match!Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.01 × 5.99 × 0.11 inPublished:January 26, 2016Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545825911

ISBN - 13:9780545825917


Editorial Reviews

Praise for Hot Rod Hamster:A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the YearA Parents' Choice Award Recommended TitleA Children's Choice Book Award FinalistA Buckeye Children's Book Award Nominee (Ohio)A Colorado Children's Book Award Nominee "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