Friday, March 14, 2014

Hot Rod Hamster Monster Truck Mania by Cynthia Lord

Hot Rod Hamster Monster Truck Mania by Cynthia Lord. Illustrated by Derek Anderson. Unpgd. Scholastic Inc., March 25, 2014. 9780545462617. (Review copy courtesy of publisher.)

Hot Rod Hamster and friends are back. This time, he's visiting the fair. While Fearless Franco's Monster Truck Mania is the main attraction, HRH can't get enough of the rides! 

Rhythmic repetition and the question, "Which would you choose?" invite participation. The splashy, energetic, brightly-hued palette is pleasing. There's lots to look at as well as visual humor in each fun-filled spread. Fans of HRH will be thrilled and fans of monster trucks might just become fans of HRH. Ms. Lord and Mr. Anderson are a winning combo. Keep 'em coming!

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