The Great Texas Hamster Drive
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The Great Texas Hamster Drive

by Eric A. Kimmel, Bruce Whatley
     
 
One day, Pecos Bill’s daughter Sal announces she wants a pet hamster. Her father agrees to get her two, and before she knows it, the hamsters multiply. First there are five. Then fifteen. Then twenty-eight hamsters. And so The Great Texas Hamster Drive takes off—and that’s just the beginning of more trouble for Pecos Bill, Sal, and the whole family.

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One day, Pecos Bill’s daughter Sal announces she wants a pet hamster. Her father agrees to get her two, and before she knows it, the hamsters multiply. First there are five. Then fifteen. Then twenty-eight hamsters. And so The Great Texas Hamster Drive takes off—and that’s just the beginning of more trouble for Pecos Bill, Sal, and the whole family.

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Kimmel spins out an original yarn featuring Pecos Bill, Slue Foot Sue, their five children and 18,376 hamsters. When the youngest young'un, Slue Foot Sal, asks for a pet hamster, her fond parents oblige. Unfortunately, she gets two-and in no time a scampering swarm has fanned out over the prairie, nibbling down the grass and spooking the longhorns. Fortunately, Bill knows a man in Chicago who'll take them all (for pets). Unfortunately, they'll first have to be rounded up and herded to the railyard in Abilene. Using a palette of invitingly pale, warm hues, Whatley depicts squads of smiling, irresistibly cute hamsters in close-up ground level and underground scenes being herded by broad-faced, comically confused-looking "cow" pokes in full western gear. Readers who didn't get their fill of hamsters from Peggy Rathmann's 10 Minutes Till Bedtime (1998) will scurry after this rodentine rout; it also makes a good match for Barbara Ann Porte's A Turkey Drive and Other Tales, illustrated by Yossi Abolafia (1993). (Picture book. 7-9)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761453574
Publisher:
Amazon Childrens Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
11.89(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.44(d)
Lexile:
540L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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