This Little Hamster Book
This Little Hamster Book
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This Little Hamster

Written and illustrated by Kass Reich

Published by Orca Book Publisher


Publisher's Summary

This Little Hamster is a spirited playful board book for babies and toddlers. Rhyming couplets and cheerful illustrations will capture the interest of both child and adult readers. This follow-up to Kass Reich's bestselling debut, Hamsters Holding Hands, is a charming introduction to basic colors that will fascinate little ones.

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This Little Hamster is such a fun board book. Did you have a specific audience in mind as you created the story?

I taught preschool for a few years a while back. This Little Hamster was inspired by my class. I wrote and illustrated the book based entirely on what I thought they would find funny.

Did you have a chance to share the story with your students? What was their reaction?

I did! They seemed to really like it, there were a lot of laughs. The preschool students I was teaching at the time were learning English as a second language, so it helped when silly actions were acted out while reading the story.


  • Age Range: 2-6
  • Pages: 24
  • Book Type: board
  • Publication Date: January 1, 2013
  • ISBN: 1459804104
  • ISBN 13: 978-1459804104
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The Book Snob Mom
Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl

Such a clever, original and delightful take on a traditional colors books. The little hamster characters are hilarious and enthusiastic and the variety of colored objects (a prize winning pepper and a bubble machine!) make this an absolutely entertaining read that's several steps above your average colors book.

English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare

This Little Hamster is a fun and playful new take on a book about color. The spirited hamsters celebrate their eclectic collections of colorful objects in unexpected combinations in clever, rhyming couplets. The spare, consistent illustrations allow for easy identification of each item, facilitating the assembly of our own colorful objects.

B is for Bookworm
Human Development Degree, Book-loving aunt

The illustrations in this book are a little different, but have really grown on me. I love these little hamsters that love their colors! One thing I like about this book is that there are a few different items that go with each color, which makes it fun to point them out and talk about them with little ones.

The Goodfather
Husband. Father. Children's Book Critic Extraordinaire:)

Kass Reich is such a talented individual in the children's book space. We really enjoy This Little Hamster around our home. I like her illustration style. It's very playful and fun.

author & illustrator
Kass Reich

Kass Reich was born in Montreal Canada. She works as an artist and educator and has spent a majority of the last decade traveling and living abroad. Kass graduated with a degree in Art Education from Concordia University then picked up and moved to Beijing where she worked as an early childhood educator for nearly three years. Working with the little ones inspired her to start making picture books for very young learners. After Beijing she lived in Hong Kong, London England and Melbourne Australia. She now finds herself back in Canada but this time in Toronto.

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