"Nine minutes till bedtime," Father insists, oblivious to the burgeoning hamster parade. At the 8-minute marker, the hamsters and the boy are in the kitchen for a pre-bedtime snack. One little guy is standing on top of a fruit bowl, lowering a cherry cluster with a string and paper clip. Hamster number 10 is trying to feed an animal cracker to the boy's fuzzy bedroom slipper. "Seven minutes till bedtime!" reminds Father as creative tooth-brushing progresses. But what's this? It's the 5-minute countdown marker, and the faint light of hamster headlights appears out the window. More tourists are on their way! Buses, trucks, taxis, and golf carts full of rodents are driving up the sidewalk! Hilarious hamster hijinks ensue. If you're not seeing the appeal here, it's like this: each spread is turbocharged with dozens of winsome, adorable details that will keep youngsters giggling and entranced--and counting to 10--time after time. Peggy Rathmann, author of the Caldecott Medal-winning Officer Buckle and Gloria, offers readers a rollicking rodent romp that ends with a goodnight kiss and many, many closed eyelids. (Click to see a sample spread. Copyright © 1998 Peggy Rathmann, published by Putnam Books, a division of Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers.) (Ages 2 to 8) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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A great book. The illustrations are awesome. If you have Good Night Gorilla or are familiar with it...there is a special page that you will enjoy.Published 12 days ago by Mike Ahn
I looked at this book, read it and said to myself this was a huge mistake. Much to my surprise, my 4 yr old grand daughter loves the book, she wanted it read over and over, and... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Larry
Favorite, all-time book for all of my kids. Also my go-to baby gift book. Fun illustrations!Published 1 month ago by Seattle Shopper
Hamsters. Not much text, but great illustrations with tons going on. Some serious "Creativity" went into the making of this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by M_and_A
Love it! There are many ways to play with my 19 months old son with this book. I especially liked there is a reference of Good Night Golira too. So much fun!Published 3 months ago by Rainy season