Hot Rod Hamster and the Wacky Whatever Race by Cynthia Lord

Hot Rod Hamster and the Wacky Whatever Race

Cynthia Lord

Pictures based on the art of Derek Anderson

Scholastic Press

Ages 4 to 8

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Hot Rod Hamster and the Wacky Whatever Race

High wheels. Low wheels.

Fat wheels. Slow wheels.

Which would you choose?

Hot Rod Hamster LOVES to drive superfast. And today he's building a box car from scratch to race downhill in the Wacky Whatever Race. He needs to pick out a box, wheels, and a paint color for his car. Can you help him?

With the same bouncing rhythms, fun choice rhymes, and daredevil antics that made the picture books so popular, this original Level 2 reader will be a sturdy stepping-stone for Hot Rod Hamster fans as well as series newcomers as they move on to independent reading. This new adventure skillfully emphasizes word families and rhyming structures with pedal-to-the-metal flare!

Hop into the early-reading driver's seat and join Hot Rod Hamster and his buddies for a fun-filled race day with a thrilling surprise at the finish line!

"The familiar characters and predictable plot should appeal to fans of Hot Rod Hamster, and the easy text will draw fledgling readers. Bright, bold cartoons of Hamster's animal pals, all set against ample white space, add to the fun."  School Library Journal