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Daydreams of A Solitary Hamster
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About the Book
A richly funny and thought-provoking book of comic strips abut the friendships that animate a group of forest animals. Selfish but endearing Hamster is the book's main character, but his group of imaginative friends is just as interesting. Imagine a gourmand of a hamster who keeps a diary full of revealing exaggerations; or a mole who drinks tea and takes up novel writing; or a snails who ponders the meaning of life. It's all here and more!
Philosophical, ironic, and laugh-out-loud funny, Daydreams of A Solitary Hamster is sure to appeal to readers of all ages. Astrid Desbordes, who has a background in philosophy, employs her knowledge with great style and humor, infusing the book with a joyful spirit while meditating on friendship, selfishness and the power of dreams.
Awards and Reviews
ABC Best Books for Children
NPR's OnPoint 2010 Summer Reading Pick
"[Daydreams of a Solitary Hamster] manages to get to the true essence of existence, even the existence of a solitary (slightly self-important) hamster. What can be more important than sharing laughter, music, and good times with friends? Kids of all ages will love Daydreams if a Solitary Hamster, if they can get it away from their parents long enough to read it themselves." - The Midwest Book Review