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Harriet the hamster has a problem. All around her at Hamster World, hamsters are being adopted, while she and her sister can’t even seem to get noticed.
Then one day, she finds the answer. She will go from hamster to glamster! with a fabulous hamster makeover. With a little bit of carrot seed oil, whisker extensions, and a two-tone claw polish, all her dreams will come true...or will they?
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Elizabeth Cody Kimmelhas written over twenty-five picture books and novels for children. Among her titles areMy Penguin Osbert, illustrated by H.B. Lewis,In the Stone Circle, and the popular Lily B. books. Elizabeth lives in New York's Hudson Valley with her husband, actor Donald, her daughter Emma, and their extremely glamorous beagle, Milo. You can visit her Web site at www.codykimmel.com.
Jackie Urbanovichas illustrated many books for children, includingHorace the Horribleby Jackie French Koller, her ownDuck at the Door, and its sequel,Duck Soup.Duck at the Doorwas aNew York Timesbest seller as well as a Booksense top ten pick. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
You can visit her Web site at www.jackieurbanovic.com.
Kindergarten-Grade 2—Children will love this silly story about an adorable hamster who tries to make herself more popular. It is disheartening to live at Hamster World awaiting adoption and never be chosen. Harriet and her sister Patricia have watched their friends leave and Harriet feels she needs to do something to be noticed. She finds a magazine page on the bottom of her cage with ideas on how to go from "hamster to glamster" and decides to give herself a makeover. She uses High Gloss-and-Glo Fur Volumizer, makes a hat out of scraps of colorful paper, and adds whisker extensions for herself and her sleeping sister. Patricia turns out to be the voice of reason, helping Harriet to return to her natural beauty, just in time to catch a little girl's attention. The animals' cooperation and loving behavior are the winning elements. The story is filled with clever details and laugh-out-loud humor, but the underlying message of self-acceptance is an important one for children to hear. Unquestionably, libraries or classrooms with pet hamsters will want to purchase this title for their collections, but don't overlook its use as a starting point for discussions about popularity and love.—Mary Hazelton, Elementary Schools in Warren & Waldoboro, ME
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Book Description Disney-Hyperion, 2008. Condition: New. Jackie Urbanovic (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1423111486
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