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Hampstead the Hamster

By Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Tony Ross

Another helping of hilarity from Rosen and Ross, the UK's funniest author and illustrator duo. Leo gets a hamster for Christmas, but his new pet seems very down in the dumps. What can Leo do to help him get happy?

Christmas is coming, and what Leo wants more than anything in the world is a pet hamster. And guess what? He gets one on Christmas morning! Leo names his new pet Hampstead, after an autocorrect mistake on his wishlist. Everything is great, that is, until Leo realises that Hampstead is down in the dumps. What can Leo do to cheer Hampstead up?

  • Yet more fun and silliness from Rosen and Ross, two of the UK's premiere storytellers for children
  • Michael Rosen was Children's Laureate 2008-2009 and has won the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children's literature. He is the founder and judge of the Lollies Funny Book Prize.
  • Praise for Barking for Bagels: 'A new book from Michael Rosen is always a cause for celebration and Barking for Bagels is no exception... an absolute treat' Guardian

About the author

Michael Rosen is one of the best-known figures in the children's book world. He is renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter. He visits schools with his one-man show to enthuse children with his passion for books and poetry. In 2007 he was appointed Children's Laureate, a role which he held until 2009. While Laureate, he set up The Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He currently lives in London with his wife and children.

About the illustrator

Tony Ross has been illustrating books for over 40 years, and has been published all over the world. He is perhaps best known for his much-loved Little Princess series, which has been adapted for TV and is currently showing on Channel 5s Milkshake, and for his collaboration on David Walliams’ best-selling children’s books. Tony’s books have been shortlisted for the The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Slug Needs a Hug) and the Kate Greenaway (Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers), and Tadpole’s Promise won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize. He has been named as the best-selling Illustrator Biography in the UK for three years in a row, and he is the UK’s libraries' most-borrwed Illustrator Biography. He lives in Rutland.

ISBN: 9781783447329
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 4, 2018
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 80pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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