This award-winning children's book series has been very popular in the Hawaiian Islands. In Pink Hamster and the Big Birthday Surprise, Pink Hamster has an obsession with birthday cake. She can't get it out of her mind and dreams about it at night. Today is Pink Hamster's very favorite day”her birthday. She has been thinking about a birthday party, singing, presents, and lots of cake. But the unthinkable is happening”all the hamsters, even her best friend Green Hamster”have forgotten that today is her birthday. Will she get her beloved cake and some birthday wishes or will it turn into her worst birthday ever?
About the Author
Eileen Wacker's journey to become a children's book author took a circuitous route. She has a deep passion for storytelling and a genuine curiosity about the cultures of the world. She moved with her husband and four children, to Seoul, South Korea, and lived there for four years. The family traveled extensively across Asia, visiting many countries, most frequently China and Japan. Eventually the family settled in Honolulu, but Eileen continued to visit Japan and Korea as her husband was still commuting to Seoul for his job. She is an active educator and blogger writing articles about her passions-parenting, diversity, and technology, for major online and print media. She is a board member of Assets School in Honolulu, a school for gifted students who learn in different ways than mainstream students. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a finance degree and attended Harvard Business School for her MBA. She worked for General Electric for ten years in several countries.
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Pink Hamster and the Big Birthday Surprise is the recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times Best-Selling Author; and LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.