Einstein the class hamster is from a long line of class hamsters. He knows lots of cool facts about science, art, and history maybe even more than their sleepy teacher, Ms. Moreno. The class has a chance to compete in a trivia game show contest. But how can they get ready for the contest if Ms.Read more...
Einstein the class hamster is from a long line of class hamsters. He knows lots of cool facts about science, art, and history maybe even more than their sleepy teacher, Ms. Moreno. The class has a chance to compete in a trivia game show contest. But how can they get ready for the contest if Ms. Moreno keeps taking naps instead of teaching? More important, how can Einstein help the class prepare for the contest when the only kid who can hear him is Ned?
Janet and Jake Tashjian team up again in this hilarious new series starring the lovable walking encyclopedia, game show obsessed Einstein.
This title has Common Core connections."
- ISBN-13: 9780805096101
- ISBN-10: 0805096108
- Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
- Publish Date: August 2013
- Page Count: 160
- Reading Level: Ages 7-10
- Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.7 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds
Series: Einstein the Class Hamster #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-06-03
- Reviewer: Staff
The mother-son team behind My Life as a Book and its sequels returns with a funny if occasionally exhausting story for a younger crowd, starring a high-energy classroom hamster with aspirations that extend beyond his glass tank. Einstein has cast himself as the host of his own game show, Answer... That... Question, but getting contestants is difficult: only one student, a lonely boy named Ned, can hear and understand Einstein. When a real game show for kids comes to town, Einstein is determined to help Ned win. Jake Tashjian’s manic, kid-scrawled spot illustrations have an energy that matches Einstein’s, and there’s an abundance of humor (generally goofy or gross-out) in both his artwork and in Janet Tashjian’s writing. At one point when Einstein is feeling down, the school python, Twinkles, suggests a hug (“Just a little squeeze,” he says slyly. “You’ll feel so much better”). The story also packs in trivia, mainly through interludes labeled “Einstein’s Tasty Tidbits,” which cover everything from ambergris to endorphins and carnivorous plants. Ages 7–10. Agent: Brandt & Hochman Literary Agency. (Aug.)