Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Derek Anderson - Hot Rod Hamster

Hot Rod Hamster

By Derek Anderson

Scholastic Press

Old car, new car, shiny painted blue car
Rust car, clean car, itty-bitty green car.

Newbery Honor-author Cynthia Lord and New York Times bestselling illustrator Derek Anderson put the pedal to the metal in this endearing, rhythmic, rip-roaring race to the finish line where a hamster creates a sizzling hot rod with a little help from his new furry friends and YOU!

Derek Anderson drew the very first picture he can ever remember drawing when he was in kindergarten. It was a picture of the Easter Bunny. When he finished it, he gave it to the principal of his school who hung it on the wall of his office for the rest of the school year. Derek's fate was sealed. From then on, he knew he would be an artist.

When he reached second grade, Derek wrote his very first story and he's never stopped writing or drawing since.

Derek illustrated Ready?Set.Raymond! by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and Little Quack by Lauren Thompson, for which he received recognition as a Publishers Weekly Flying Start. Little Quack quickly became a New York Times bestseller and has gone on to great acclaim, winning such awards as the ALA/CBC Children's Choice Award and the National Parenting Publication Gold Award.

Derek has authored a number of books as well including Gladys Goes Out to Lunch, Blue Burt and Wiggles, How the Easter Bunny Saved Christmas and Romeo and Lou Blast Off, which was named one of the best books of 2007 by Parent & Child Magazine.


Hot Rod Hamster Launch Party
Saturday, February 20th, 10:30am
Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Little Quack
Little Quack's Hide and Seek
Little Quack's Bedtime
Little Quack's New Friend
Gladys Goes Out to Lunch
Over the River: A Turkey's Tale
Blue Burt and Wiggles
How the Easter Bunny Saved Christmas
Romeo and Lou Blast Off
The Potty Train
Ballyhoo Bay
The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry
(contributed 10 illustrations
to this anthology)


1 comment:

  1. How cute! I'll have to get this book, my daughters goes nuts over hamsters!