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Hamster S.A.M. Odd-ventures in Space!

Overview

The Hamsternational Space Station is in trouble, and it's going to take a Secret Adventure Mission to save the day! The fastidious Hamster Sam and his folksy sidekick Fescue (a field mouse with a mullet) must pilot their homemade portable potty rocket, the P.U. 3000, past a slew of obstacles including lunar dust bunnies, a squadron of schnozz rockets and the Intergalactic Grammar Police. Plus- in a unique epilogue feature you'll meet a real-live NASA astronaut and find out what it's like to travel into outer ...
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Overview

The Hamsternational Space Station is in trouble, and it's going to take a Secret Adventure Mission to save the day! The fastidious Hamster Sam and his folksy sidekick Fescue (a field mouse with a mullet) must pilot their homemade portable potty rocket, the P.U. 3000, past a slew of obstacles including lunar dust bunnies, a squadron of schnozz rockets and the Intergalactic Grammar Police. Plus- in a unique epilogue feature you'll meet a real-live NASA astronaut and find out what it's like to travel into outer space! Hamster Sam interviews space shuttle pilot Gregory H. Johnson, who flew the shuttle Endeavor on two successful missions to the International Space Station.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
01/27/2014
McDonald has clearly never met a pun he couldn't put to good use, and he packs the pages of this graphic novel with them, along with plenty of pratfalls, groaners, and gags. Illustrated in b&w in a style that slots somewhere between SpongeBob SquarePants and Walt Kelly's Pogo comics, the story introduces an over-serious classroom hamster named Sam with a double life as an agent with the Secret Adventure Patrol. After receiving a mission that will take him to the Hamster-national Space Station, Sam falls in with a wisecracking, mullet-wearing mouse named Fescue, and the two are on their way into space (in an outhouse strapped to a booster rocket). Potty humor and slapstick are abundant (Sam winds up covered with bird droppings, molten cheese, and the contents of a clogged toilet at various points), and Sam and Fescue gleefully mug for readers as they deliver their punchlines ("Now that's how you blow a nose!" cheers Sam after they take out a nose-shaped enemy spaceship, the "Schnozzola-3000"). A lighthearted interview with real-life astronaut Gregory H. Johnson closes out this proudly goofy adventure. Ages 7–up.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979844522
  • Publisher: DM Creative
  • Publication date: 6/27/2013
  • Pages: 102
  • Sales rank: 1,418,863
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.21 (d)

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