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This Little Hamster
By (author): Kass Reich
Kass Reich


Orca Book Publishers - Victoria



Product Form:

Electronic book text

Form detail:

Fixed format
Electronic book text , Fixed format , EPUB


Juvenile: Age (years) 0 - 2, Grade (CAN) P, Grade (US) P, Reading age 0 - 2
Oct 01, 2013
$8.99 CAD


5.5in x 7 x 0.62 in

Page Count:

24 pages


24 Colour illustrations
Orca Book Publishers
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
Baby books|Early years: colours|Children’s / Teenage fiction: Stories in verse|Children’s / Teenage general interest: Rodents and rabbits|For children c 0–36 months
j535.6 23
Resource Links "The Year's Best" 2013, Commended Libris Award nominee 2014, Long-listed Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year 2014, Commended
  • Short Description
In this sequel to Hamsters Holding Hands, a cast of adorable little hamsters introduces babies and toddlers to basic colors.
These little hamsters are crazy for color!

This follow-up to Kass Reich's bestselling debut, Hamsters Holding Hands, is a charming introduction to basic colors that will fascinate little ones.

This Little Hamster is a spirited playful board book for babies and toddlers. Rhyming couplets and cheerful illustrations will capture the interest of both child and adult readers.

Kass Reich was born in Montreal, Québec. She works as an artist and educator and has spent most of the last decade traveling and living abroad. Kass graduated with a degree in Art Education from Concordia University. She currently lives in Toronto.

"Youngsters should have no difficulties in locating and identifying the various objects...A very good introduction to colours [that] merits being part of home, as well as institutional, libraries. Highly Recommended." - CM Magazine

"Set against pale backdrops that correspond to 10 colors, the smiley, dumpling-like hamsters proudly display objects in their favorite hues...Once again, the hamsters’ abundant enthusiasm and Reich’s humorous penchant for unexpected props...are a winning combination." - Publishers Weekly

"A horde of hamsters introduces little ones to colors...As with their first outing, the critters are endearingly drawn." - Kirkus Reviews

"The adorable critters who counted from one to ten...make a colourful return...The clean layout and design of this board book is appropriate for the intended audience, and thick, sturdy pages will hold up to repeated readings. Babies and toddlers are introduced to the concept of colour recognition as an eclectic assortment of objects is presented in each hamster’s favourite hue...Reich’s sprightly verse is rollicking fun to read aloud and tricky rhymes are handled with equally witty aplomb...Reich’s hand drawn and digitally enhanced roly-poly rodents have pin-prick eyes and charming grins and the illustrations showcase their antics, such as playing with a spool of thread and balancing on top of a juice box. Young children will enjoy recognizing and identifying the colours and pictures on the pages which have everything from a yellow rubber duck, to a green bubble-blowing machine. This well-designed board book offers plenty of opportunities for caregivers and children to explore early learning concepts together." - National Reading Campaign blog

"A delightful concept book...Highly recommended for public libraries and daycares. The book is entertaining as well as educational." - Resource Links

"What a darling book! Reich has another hit on her hands...Little ones will love the funny rhymes and the unique hamsters (no two hamsters look alike). Like Hamsters Holding Hands, this book will delight toddlers and the adults who read to them. I hope we have not seen the last of these hamsters! Grandparents, this is a wonderful gift book. I recommend this book for preschools, schools with special-ed programs, public libraries, and home libraries." - Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group

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Also Available

Hamsters on the Go Kass Reich 9781459810181 $8.99 CAD Mar 08, 2016
Up Hamster, Down Hamster Kass Reich 9781459810150 $8.99 CAD Sep 15, 2015
Hamsters Holding Hands Kass Reich 9781459806207 $8.99 CAD Sep 01, 2013

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