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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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My Humongous Hamster

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Publisher Comments:

Whether taking a spin on the Ferris wheel, stopping a burglary in progress, napping at the foot of a mountain, or gazing longingly off into a sunset, Humongous Hamster is a hero every kid will adore. He eats trees like broccoli, gives kids a ride to the park, and scares the neighbors cat. He is so silly that he's completely irresistible. In the end, though, he misses his human friend. So he will return to normal hamster size . . . until the next time he's humongously hungry!

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"Scottish author/illustrator Freytag spins her dreamlike photo compositions into a clever what-if fantasy starring a dinosaur-size hamster. The unseen narrator imagines that his or her very hungry (and largely inactive) pet might 'eat his whole bowl of food in one huge gulp' and become 'humongous!' In the pages that follow, the chubby-cheeked rodent appears in a series of absurd scenarios that highlight the advantages and drawbacks of the hamster's new supersize form. 'He could give me and my friends a ride to the park,' says the narrator as the golden-furred hamster fills an entire spread, with 11 tiny, photographic children superimposed onto its back. Freytag's images run the gamut from comical — at a fairground, the hamster uses the Ferris wheel as an exercise wheel, and on the opposing page he 'eat trees like broccoli' — to downright creepy. 'I think I'd find him scary myself, especially if he got angry,' confesses the narrator as Freytag offers a menacing close-up of the hamster's gleaming eyes, eyes that suggest that the hamster may still be hungry enough to eat a reader or two. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Lorna Freytag has worked as a photographer in New York, Dubai, London, and Sydney. She uses her many scribbled sketchbooks, digital camera, and post-production techniques to bring her ideas to life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805099188
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Company
Subject:
Animals - Mice Hamsters Guinea Pigs etc.
Author:
Freytag, Lorna
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Rodents
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
284 x 219 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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Children's » Animals » Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc.
Children's » Animals » Pets
Children's » Humor
Children's » Picture Books » General

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Scottish author/illustrator Freytag spins her dreamlike photo compositions into a clever what-if fantasy starring a dinosaur-size hamster. The unseen narrator imagines that his or her very hungry (and largely inactive) pet might 'eat his whole bowl of food in one huge gulp' and become 'humongous!' In the pages that follow, the chubby-cheeked rodent appears in a series of absurd scenarios that highlight the advantages and drawbacks of the hamster's new supersize form. 'He could give me and my friends a ride to the park,' says the narrator as the golden-furred hamster fills an entire spread, with 11 tiny, photographic children superimposed onto its back. Freytag's images run the gamut from comical — at a fairground, the hamster uses the Ferris wheel as an exercise wheel, and on the opposing page he 'eat trees like broccoli' — to downright creepy. 'I think I'd find him scary myself, especially if he got angry,' confesses the narrator as Freytag offers a menacing close-up of the hamster's gleaming eyes, eyes that suggest that the hamster may still be hungry enough to eat a reader or two. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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