cover image Hamsters on the Go!

Hamsters on the Go!

Kass Reich. Orca, $9.95 (24p) ISBN 978-1-4598-1016-7

Reich’s hamsters are back in a fourth board book, and this time they are showing off different forms of transport. The straightforward rhymes (“Hamsters in a car/ Hamsters on a boat”) belie the playful details in Reich’s images (the car is a clown car, stuffed with seven hamsters and their accouterments). The final page shows the hamsters playing with toy trucks and submarines and drawing unicycles and hot-air balloons, suggesting all of the miles covered were of an imaginary variety. Once again, these hamsters prove to be a bunch of charmers, whether on land, sea, or sky. Up to age 3. (Mar.)