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Happy Birthday Hamster

Happy Birthday Hamster

By Cynthia Lord   Illustrated by Derek Anderson   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545255226 Hardcover
40 Pages | 10.25" x 10.25" | Ages 3 to 5

Hamster and Dog are back to celebrate Hamster's birthday!

Pink cake, blue cake, chocolate through-and-through cake.

Short cake, tall cake, cannot-eat-it-all cake.


Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord and New York Times bestselling illustrator Derek Anderson return with a tale chock-full of fun rhymes and hilarious artwork about Hamster's favorite day: his birthday! But is it possible that Dog and his friends have forgotton all about it? Not a chance. Join them as they plan the best surprise birthday party ever!

Raves & reviews:

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Parents' Choice Recommended Award

"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." -Kirkus Reviews

"The action builds up even before the engines start, and young readers will love helping the irrepressible hamster build his dream car." -School Library Journal

"Junior racing fans will get a vicarious thrill with this story of a tiny driver who dares to burn rubber with the big boys." -Booklist