Hampstead the Hamster

A festive treat from the all-star team of Michael Rosen and Tony Ross! Leo dreams of getting a hamster for Christmas. But what’s his hamster wishing for? Leo wants a pet hamster more than anything else in the world. And guess what? On Christmas morning, he gets one! Leo names his new pet Hampstead, after a mistake on his wishlist. Things are great – at first. But soon Leo realises that Hampstead isn’t happy. Trouble is, hamsters can’t talk. What’s wrong? Is there a way to solve the mystery and cheer fluffy little Hampstead up?

  • A heartwarming delight by a superstar dream team
  • Ideal for young readers who love animals and giggles
  • A great way to motivate and enthuse kids to read
  • Michael Rosen is a former Children’s Laureate

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    Michael Rosen

    Michael Rosen is an author, poet and broadcaster, best known for classic books like We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. He was Children’s Laureate from 2007-2009

    Awards

    Michael won the Nestle Smarties prize for We’re Going On a Bear Hunt. He was awarded the Eleanor Farjeon prize for services to Children’s literature in 1997, and was Children’s Laureate from 2007-2009.

  • Tony Ross

    Multi-award-winning Tony Ross has become one of the best-known creators of original and traditional picture books and his work has been published all over the world. As well as his own books, he has illustrated books for authors such as Roald Dahl, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin.

    Awards

    Tony Ross has won a number of awards for illustration, including the Dutch Silver Paintbrush Award for the best illustrations by a foreign artist.

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