Synopses & Reviews
In a series of adorable Level 1 Ready-to-Reads, award-winning author Patricia Lakin and the ever-talented Brian Floca tell the story of two hamsters who live in a classroom as pets. Mo, a hamster who likes to know things, and Max, a hamster who likes to make things, team up to bust out of their cage and explore their art class/home during holiday time. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; In each story, these furry friends learn about a holiday and make a tie-in craft that readers learn to make too, thanks to Patty's simple instructions in the back of each book. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;Max and Mo's First Day at Schoolandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;It's back-to-school time for Max and Mo.andlt;BRandgt; This year they are living in the art room.andlt;BRandgt; Now they have to make new friends, but howandlt;BRandgt; will these big ones learn their names?
About the Author
Patricia Lakin, a former elementary school teacher and an award-winning author, has written more than fifty published works. Her books, both fiction and nonfiction, span multiple age groups—from toddlers to middle-graders. Patricia lives in New York City with her husband, Lee Koenigsberg. They have two grown sons, Aaron and Benjahmin. When not reading, writing, or researching, she can be found traveling with Lee to far-off places in the world. Brian Floca has written and illustrated the picture books Five Trucks; the ALA Notable Children’s Book The Racecar Alphabet; and the ALA Notable Children’s Book and Robert F. Sibert Honor Book Lightship. His most recent book is Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, which Kirkus Reviews described as “Breathtaking, thrilling, and perfect.” Brian has illustrated The Hinky-Pink, by Megan McDonald, also an ALA Notable Children’s Book, and several books by Avi, including the graphic novel City of Light, City of Dark and Poppy, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. A native of Texas, Brian currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit him online at brianfloca.com.