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 Hamstersaurus Rex
 Author: O'Donnell, Tom

 Publisher:  Harper (2016)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 256 p.,  22 cm

 BTSB No: 686108 ISBN: 9780062377548
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Hamsters -- Fiction
 School stories
 Humorous fiction

Price: $6.50

Eleven-year-old Sam befriends a hungry class hamster that undergoes a freaky transformation.

 Illustrator: Miller, Tim
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.50
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 188042
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.40
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 70571

   Booklist (10/15/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 10/15/2016 In the annals of class-petdom, few indeed could ever match aptly named Hamstersaurus Rex for loyalty and ferocity—not to mention an insatiable appetite for snack food manufactured in the labs, whoops, no, “kitchens” of local megacorporation SmilesCorp. Transformed into a shark-toothed hybrid, thanks to an overdose of bodybuilding supplement, Hammie Rex joins forces with sixth-grade bully victim Sam Gibbs and repeatedly comes to the rescue in encounters with Kiefer “Beefer” Vanderkoff, menace of Horace Hotwater Middle School. With Sam’s frequent cartoon drawings catching the comical high spots, events escalate from the odd swirly to a climactic Science Night catastrophe featuring both a battle royal between the redoubtable rodent and Beefer’s boa, and the unveiling of SmilesCorp’s latest development. The corporate satire is just byplay for the main event, though; by the end, the bully has been so humiliated that readers may feel a morsel of sympathy (just to keep things tidy, he transfers to another school), and Sam and his shirt-pocket buddy are triumphant. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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