Hot Rod Hamster - Monster Truck Mania
Cynthia Lord (author)
Derek Anderson (illustrator)
Ages 4 to 8
Huge truck, high truck, mud is gonna fly truck.
Strong truck, steel truck, make those tires squeal truck.
It's Fair Day, and Fearless Franco's famous Monster Truck Mania has come to town. Hot Rod Hamster and his friends are geared up for a roaring, soaring great time, so they set out to find the best ride at the fair. The water boats, spinning teacups, and bumper cars are great, but Hamster can't seem to find the best ride. That is, of course, until Fearless Franco needs a last-minute back-up driver for his monster truck. Can Hot Rod Hamster help him out, and still find the best ride of all? In this rollicking new adventure, Hot Rod Hamster proves once again that being small doesn't mean you can't think big!
Awards and Honors
2014 ABC Best Books for Children list by American Booksellers Association
"Anderson's bright-eyed, expressive acrylics extend Lord's enthusiastic rhyming tale to perfection. A treat for Hot Rod fans as well as lovers of trucks and carnival rides." Kirkus Reviews
"The bright, boldly colored acrylic illustrations of funny, silly animals perfectly match the text's high energy level, and the background action is entertaining without overwhelming the story. A fun read with broad appeal." School Library Journal