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 Hot Rod Hamster and the haunted Halloween party!
 Author: Lord, Cynthia

 Illustrator: Paprocki, Greg

 Publisher:  Scholastic Press
 Pub Year: 2015

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 23 cm.

 BTSB No: 587042 ISBN: 9780545815291
 Ages: 4-7 Grades: K-2

 Hamsters -- Fiction
 Costume -- Fiction
 Ghosts -- Fiction
 Halloween -- Fiction
 Contests -- Fiction
 Parties -- Fiction

Price: $23.41

It's Halloween and Hot Rod Hamster is going to a party! But first, he must find a costume that's fun and spooky enough to win the contest!

Hot Rod Hamster

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.80
   Points: .5   Quiz: 175411

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (08/01/15)
   School Library Journal (09/01/15)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/01/2015 K-Gr 2—Join Hot Rod Hamster as he exchanges his racing jacket for a blue Mohawk and guitar in this Halloween-themed special. When Hot Rod Hamster is invited to a Halloween party, he and his friends choose rock star-themed costumes and even create their own band complete with instruments and original songs. On their way to the party, however, they run into some trouble when their car breaks down. Luckily, a group of friendly ghosts come to their rescue, and the grateful musicians invite them to be their backup singers, resulting in great delight for all. The familiar "Which would you choose?" that we have come to expect from Hot Rod Hamster books will make a great question when read aloud to children. However, there is some confusion between narration and speech bubbles. Dialogue between characters often throws off background text, particularly when a rhyme spans more than one page. VERDICT Busy words and pictures may make this a challenging book for some readers, but children will greatly enjoy the vibrant colors and animated expressions of the friendly and familiar characters.—Maria Alegre, The Dalton School, New York City - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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