Thursday, March 10, 2011

Humberto, the Bookworm Hamster -- Review and Giveaway


And, the winner is:

Congrats to: Donna

Page Count: 24 pages
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc (October 1, 2009)
ISBN 13: 978-1-935137-92
ISBN 10: 1935137921
Suggested Reading Age: 4-8 yrs.


Humberto loves books so much; he reads all day long. His neighbors, the squirrel, the rabbit, the skunk, the hedgehog and the beaver want to become his friends, but Humberto doesn’t have time for them. He’s too busy reading! Then one day, disaster strikes and he must choose between saving his books and helping them.

My Review:

This is the second book I read from author, Mayra Calvani, and again I am happy I was given the opportunity to read Humberto, the Bookworm Hamster.  This is such a cute book, and the illustrations, done by Kit Grady, are beautiful.  I have an electronic version of this book, and I love scrolling through the pages with my daughter Savannah.  She points to the hamster and smiles and babbles.  At night, I read this story, as well as Mayra other children's book, Frederico the Mouse Violinist (see my review of this book here) to Savannah during our quiet time, and shortly thereafter she drifts to sleep.

I love how this book teaches children that through reading you can enjoy many adventures.  But, also, that it is important to be social and have friends, whom you can share your passions, like reading, with, at the same time.  Humberto starts out as a bookworm who stays to himself, but after bad weather hits, he is faced with choosing to help his new friends or saving his books.   You will have to read the story to see how it ends!

If you are looking for a great book to add to your child's book collection, I highly recommend you check out Humberto, the Bookworm Hamster today.  You're children will not be disappointed.

About the Author:

Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults.  She’s co-author of The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing, a ForeWord Best Book of the Year Award winner. She’s had over 300 stories, articles, interviews and reviews published. In addition, she’s co-editor of Voice in the Dark e-zine. A reviewer for more than a decade, she now offers numerous book reviewer workshops online.

In addition:
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Head on over to Amazon to pick up a hard copy of Humberto, the Bookworm Hamster, for only $10.95.  You can also buy an e-book copy of this book at Guardian Angel Publishing for $5.00


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Disclosure:  I was sent an e-book copy of the book for review purposes.  The above views are mine and mine alone, and were in no way influenced by Mayra Calvani or Guardian Angel Publishing.