Happy Birthday, Hamster

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Scholastic Inc., 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
17 Reviews
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!


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User Review  - Vernon Area Public Library KIDS - Goodreads

Anyone looking for a "birthday" book, whether as a gift or to read as a classroom "mystery reader", is sure to find "Happy Birthday Hamster" a hit. Hamster is excited about his birthday, but it seems ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carol Royce Owen - Goodreads

The Hot Rod Hamster books are great for giving choice to the young reader. In this one follow hamster as he runs errands with his best friend on his birthday. In every shop he is surprised by his friend's purchases, as nothing seems to be for his birthday. Has his friend forgotten him? Read full review

About the author (2011)

Cynthia Lord is the award-winning author of RULES, a Newbery Honor book (among its many distinctions), as well as the critically acclaimed TOUCH BLUE, released August, 2010. She made her picture book debut with HOT ROD HAMSTER. She lives in Maine with her family. Visit her at cynthialord.com.

Derek Anderson is the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling illustrator of the Little Quack series by Lauren Thompson as well as HOT ROD HAMSTER by Cynthia Lord. His upcoming original picture book STORY COUNTY: HERE WE COME! publishes in January 2011. He writes and paints in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit him at www.DerekAnderson.net.

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