Hanukkah Hamster

Sleeping Bear Press   2018


In this delightful story, a taxi driver finds a hamster in the back of his cab. After he reports his discovery to the cab company’s Lost and Found Department, he takes the hamster to his apartment to care for it until the rightful owner claims it. Living alone, far from his home and family in Tel Aviv, Edgar feeds and nurtures the creature, which he eventually names Chickpea. He celebrates Hanukkah with his tiny friend, and as the nights of the holiday pass, with no one claiming the hamster, the relationship between the two continues to build.

André Ceolin’s beautiful illustrations, featuring twinkling lights and diverse characters, add to the charm.

Recommended for ages 4 to 8.

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