REVIEWEdgar, the cab driver, had a problem.
Ohhhf! Something scrambled onto his chest.
Ayyee! Something hard brushed his face.
Was it a dream?
No! It was a hamster!Edgar tried to think who might have left a hamster in his cab, but couldn't think of anyone. He brought the hamster home, made a bed for him, and lit his Hanukkah menorah.
After failing to locate the hamster's owner through the cab company,
Throughout the celebration of Hanukkah, Edgar sends pictures of the hamster back to his family in Israel and searches for Chickpea's owner. Finally, on the eighth day Edgar drives to the outskirts of town where he recognizes a woman and her son.
After Edgar shows them the pictures of Chickpea on his phone, the three realize that he is the hamster the woman bought for her classroom. The teacher understands that Edgar is far away from his Israeli family and decides to give the hamster to Edgar saying, "He looks right at home."
That is a sweet ending to a heart-warming story written by Michelle Markel, illustrated by Andre' Colin, and published by Sleeping Bear Press.