Monday, November 26, 2018

Hanukkah Hamster: A Review and Picture Book Giveaway

Congratulations to Elena Caravela who won eight audio books from last weeks blog.



Edgar, 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

Hanukkah Hamster will make a lovely present for a young reader on your holiday list. Leave me a comment by November 29th and I'll enter your name in the giveaway. Make sure you leave me your email address if you are new to my blog. 


Connie Porter Saunders said...

This lioks like a wonderful book for young people. I always appreciate "picture books" that explain our differences as they entertain.

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks, Connie. Your name starts the list!

Rosi said...

This seems like a sweet story. Thanks for the review. I will pass on the giveaway.

Clara Gillow Clark said...

What a sweet and heartwarming story! A perfect message for everyone, too. Thank you for sharing, Carol. As always you do a fantastic job on your reviews. I’m tweeting this now!

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks, Clara. I appreciate your support!

Grannyjo said...

Looks like a great book to share.
Jo Lynn

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks Jo Lynn, You're in too!

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