It will be hard for young children to resist the big, bright eyes, little pink paws, and soft-looking noses of the many hamsters pictured in this early reader. The text is simple and clear, but packed with plenty of interesting information. The book is well designed, with a plain typeface and plenty of white space, as well as top-quality photographs on each two-page spread. An inventive "Hands-On" activity challenges children to test their sense of smell. Back matter includes an index, glossary, and suggestions for further reading. This book is part of the "My First Look at Pets" series.