I am becoming such a fan of Cynthia Lord I have been a fan of the Hot Rod Hamster series, simply because it is so darn cute Now there s a reader for this series and Hamster is in a Wacky Whatever race If you have never read a Hot Rod Hamster book, or if you are a avid reader of the picture books, be sure and give this one a try That was pretty fun Hamster wins the cardboard box car race I like how the story pauses to ask which wheels, paint, and box type you would use. Cute little level 2 reading book here Hot rod hamster wants to with the prize for gettin first in the race so he builds a car with his friends This book has a lot of rhyming in it too, which adds to the sweetness of the story So do you think Hot Rod wins Read it, and find out This is a cute series In this particular book, it is fun to see how Hot Rod Hamster builds a basic car and uses problem solving skills. Hot Rod Hamster is racing again in this Level 2 reader The contest requires entrants to build their own racer, made from a box, with no motors allowed Hot Rod Hamster is in the lead Oh, no He didn t get a big enough push He s going too slow to win What can Hot Rod Hamster do There s a clever ending that kids ages 4 7 will love.Derek Anderson created the original Hot Rod Hamster book illustrations The illustrations in this book were recreated digitally by Greg Paprocki, and are probably as faithful to the original as he could get digitally In reference to another question about why a different artist, it is possible that it is much cheaper to pay an artist to do a digital recreation than to pay for paint and paper art For original Derek Anderson art, see Hot Rod Hamster Monster Truck Mania. The kids and I like Hot Rod Hamster, and this easy reader book is even better than the original.I loved the clever ending. Hot Rod Hamster is thrilled to participate in an upcoming box car race, and he and his friends have a wonderful time building his car from scratch But when the car runs out of steam partway through the race, it looks like Hamster s going to lose He needs to come put with a new plan and fast This story feels lively, with its colorful, energetic illustrations and ambitious, enthusiastic characters The interactive element adds a bit of fun and some room for predictions, with Hamster asking the reading audience which box, which paint job, and which wheels they would choose although, of course, he just goes ahead and chooses for himself so the story can continue It is also nice to see Hamster try extra hard when his car stalls out, instead of simply giving up. Early readers will enjoy reading this short, action filled text about Hot Rod Hamster and his race With the help of his friends, he builds a box car and then races it against some very intimidating competitors When his vehicle slows down, it takes some clever thinking for Hot Rod to get going again Then again, all he s doing is what comes naturally for a hamster. A New Early Reader Series From Dynamic Duo, Newbery Honor Author Cynthia Lord And NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling Illustrator Derek Anderson, Featuring Hot Rod Hamster Hot Rod Hamster LOVES To Drive Superfast And Today He S Building A Box Car From Scratch To Race Downhill In The Wacky Whatever Race He Needs To Pick Out A Box, Wheels, And A Paint Color For His Car Can You Help Him With The Same Bouncing Rhythms, Fun Choice Rhymes, And Daredevil Antics That Made The Picture Books So Popular, This Original Level Reader Will Be A Sturdy Stepping Stone For Hot Rod Hamster Fans As Well As Series Newcomers As They Move On To Independent Reading The Years Ms Lord Spent As A First Grade Teacher Have Given Her The Perfect Sense For What Language And Storylines Work Best For Emerging Readers 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 FriendHop Into The Early Reading Driver S Seat And Join Hot Rod Hamster And His Buddies For A Fun Filled Race Day With A Thrilling Surprise At The Finish Line I love the end of this book It made me laugh to see how the Hot Rod Hamster got his car started again.
I m the author of the children s book, RULES.
- 32 pages
- Hot Rod Hamster and the Wacky Whatever Race!
- Cynthia Lord
- 11 September 2019 Cynthia Lord