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|Hot Rod Hamster : monster truck mania!|
Author: Lord, Cynthia
Fearless Franco's famous Monster Truck Mania has come to town, and Hot Rod Hamster and his friends are searching for the very best ride at the fair.
Hot Rod Hamster
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 1.90
Points: .5 Quiz: 165622
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: K-2
Reading Level: 1.30
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 62529
Kirkus Reviews (01/15/14)
School Library Journal (03/01/14)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 03/01/2014 PreS-Gr 2—Hot Rod Hamster is back and looking for the fair's best ride as he eagerly waits for Fearless Franco's Monster Truck Mania show to begin. Searching for an attraction that will be "FUN," "FAST," and-most importantly-"LET US DRIVE," Hamster and friends enjoy familiar favorites such as the teacups, bumper cars, and cotton candy. The real excitement comes, though, when Fearless Franco breaks his glasses and Hamster has to step in to save the show. The little guy finally finds his perfect ride, popping wheelies and doing donuts like a pro. The clever, rhyming text sets up a narrative pattern highlighting the many options presented at each attraction. The repetition of "What would you choose?" allows for great audience participation, and the characters' clear dialogue boxes with slight font variations lend themselves to creative storytelling opportunities. The bright, boldly colored acrylic illustrations of funny, silly animals perfectly match the text's high energy level, and the background action is entertaining without overwhelming the story. A fun read with broad appeal.—Whitney LeBlanc, Staten Island Academy, NY - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.