Einstein the Class Hamster and the Very Real Game Show

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In Einstein the Class Hamster and the Very Real Game Show, the companion to Janet and Jake Tashjian's Einstein the Class Hamster, we follow Ms. Moreno's class as they face off against the students of Crackerjack Elementary on the hit game show Kids Know Stuff. But when Principal Decker sneaks Twinkles the python into the studio, there's widespread panic; the show's host is afraid of snakes and walks off the set. Now is Einstein's chance to shine! With the assistance of a sound engineer who can also hear Einstein,...

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Overview

In Einstein the Class Hamster and the Very Real Game Show, the companion to Janet and Jake Tashjian's Einstein the Class Hamster, we follow Ms. Moreno's class as they face off against the students of Crackerjack Elementary on the hit game show Kids Know Stuff. But when Principal Decker sneaks Twinkles the python into the studio, there's widespread panic; the show's host is afraid of snakes and walks off the set. Now is Einstein's chance to shine! With the assistance of a sound engineer who can also hear Einstein, Ned and Marlon help Einstein get ready to host the show and save the day. But something goes wrong. Does Einstein have . . . STAGE FRIGHT? Oh no! Ned and Marlon must find a way to help Einstein and win the game show.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Cute, pop-eyed cartoon illustrations add to the book's sense of silliness . . . This early chapter book contains an enticing mix of information and fun that is sure to please." - Booklist

Praise for Einstein the Class Hamster:  "Jake Tashjian’s manic, kid-scrawled spot illustrations have an energy that matches Einstein’s, and there’s an abundance of humor (generally goofy or gross-out) in both his artwork and in Janet Tashjian’s writing." —Publishers Weekly

Praise for My Life as a Book:   "Give this to kids who think they don’t like reading. It might change their minds." —Booklist, starred review

Praise for My Life as a Book: "A kinder, gentler Wimpy Kid with all the fun and more plot." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Praise for My Life as a Book: "Sure to engage fans of Jeff Kinney’s ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ books as well as those looking for a spunky, contemporary boy with a mystery to solve." —School Library Journal

Praise for My Life as a Stuntboy: "Another fun, emotionally resonant read for the Wimpy Kid set and beyond." —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for My Life as a Stuntboy: "A fast-moving plot and relatable protagonist make this stand-alone sequel a good choice for boys who, like Derek, would rather reach for a TV remote or game controller than a book." —School Library Journal

Praise for My Life as a Stuntboy: "Fans of the first will be utterly delighted by this sequel and anxious to see what [Derek] will turn up as next." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Praise for My Life as a Stuntboy: "This is a great package for kids, especially those like Derek who don’t think they like to read." —Booklist

From the Publisher
Praise for Einstein the Class Hamster:

"Jake Tashjian’s manic, kid-scrawled spot illustrations have an energy that matches Einstein’s, and there’s an abundance of humor (generally goofy or gross-out) in both his artwork and in Janet Tashjian’s writing." —Publishers Weekly

 

Praise for My Life as a Book:

* "Give this to kids who think they don’t like reading. It might change their minds." —Booklist, starred review

* "A kinder, gentler Wimpy Kid with all the fun and more plot." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Sure to engage fans of Jeff Kinney’s ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ books as well as those looking for a spunky, contemporary boy with a mystery to solve." —School Library Journal

 

Praise for My Life as a Stuntboy:

"Another fun, emotionally resonant read for the Wimpy Kid set and beyond." —Kirkus Reviews

"A fast-moving plot and relatable protagonist make this stand-alone sequel a good choice for boys who, like Derek, would rather reach for a TV remote or game controller than a book." —School Library Journal

"Fans of the first will be utterly delighted by this sequel and anxious to see what [Derek] will turn up as next." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

"This is a great package for kids, especially those like Derek who don’t think they like to read." —Booklist

Children's Literature - Heidi Hauser Green
Einstein the Talking Hamster takes center stage—literally—in this second book in the “Einstein the Class Hamster” series. The students of Ms. Moreno’s class are facing off against competitors from Perfect Ed Elementary on a quiz show called “Kids Know Stuff.” When Principal Decker sneaks his beloved pet python Twinkies into the television studio, chaos ensues. The game show host has ophidiophobia, and he flees the studio. In the theater tradition, “the show must go on.” Thanks to a sound engineer who is able to hear the diminutive hero hamster and to wire him so everyone else can hear him too, Einstein is soon set to take the reins as host of the show—or is he? The fast-paced, outlandish story is sure to strike readers directly on the funny bone. Jake Tashjian’s illustrations provide an additional layer of humor sure to induce laughs. Parents who worry that children will learn nothing from this light-hearted book can rest easy: Einstein loves trivia, and the text is frequently interrupted for one- to two-page “Tasty Tidbits” of information. Although there is a quiz at the back, readers are sure to find this learning fun. Reviewer: Heidi Hauser Green; Ages 7 to 12.
School Library Journal
11/01/2014
Gr 1–3—There are few aspects to school life quite as "aw-"-inspiring as the class pet, and they don't come cuter—or smarter—than Einstein the hamster, whose trivia knowledge (and ability to communicate his expertise to student Ned) has landed Ms. Moreno's class on a game show. Simple text, broken up by wacky, energetic drawings and sections revealing fascinating factoids from the aptly named Einstein, will hook kids and build their confidence and reading skills.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781627790260
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Publication date: 9/2/2014
  • Series: Einstein the Class Hamster Series, #2
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 274,089
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 680L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.57 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet Tashjian

Janet Tashjian has written twelve books for middle grade and young adult readers. She loves doing school visits around the country and talking to students about reading, cartoons, and how important it is to have chocolate around when you're revising. Her son, Jake Tashjian, has illustrated four of her books for kids. Einstein the Class Hamster is based on a comic strip he created in the sixth grade. He's an avid surfer; Janet is an avid coffee drinker. They live in Los Angeles.

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