Thursday, 25 June 2015

Travels of an Extraordinary Hamster by Astrid Desbordes and Pauline Martin (Children's, 7 years +, 10/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

1st June 2015, Gecko Press, 128 pages, Paperback, Review copy 

Content: selfishness, humour 

Summary from Gecko Press
 Hamster is determined to visit his cousins on the moon. He knows they must be eager to meet him. But his friends decide to go to the North Pole instead.

Nayu's thoughts
It's hard to find words to explain why this self-centred furball is diabolical. Selfish is an understatement! Everything is about him, even when it isn't. He is the one that comes up with the good ideas, right after warning against doing the particular action. I'm amazed his friends put up with his egotistical ways, but glad they do because what he comes out with after they say things had me laughing away. I think that older readers will find his exploits extra amusing, as a lot more can be read into each situation than is written, thanks to the expressive illustrations. I gave this to a friend for a 'pick me up' and she loves it! Read and share this furball's selfish life. 

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