Title: Hot Rod Hamster and the Awesome ATV Adventure!
Author: Cynthia Lord
Illustrator: Derek Anderson (cover) and Greg Papprocki (Interior)
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Summary: Hot Rod Hamster and his friends Dog and Mice go to Al’s for an awesome ATV adventure. They rent ATVs and bump up the dirt roads. Along the way they find a stranded vehicle, stuck in the mud. They tow it out of the mud and everyone has a picnic to top off their ATV adventure.
Literary Merit: Short passages intermixed with text bubbles.
Kid Appeal: At the end of each passage there are three choices for the characters to make. The reader is asked: What would you choose? Then they can see how the characters solve each question.
Disclaimer: This book was nominated for the 2015 CYBILS Award in the Easy Reader category. This review is shared as part of the Round One Judging. It is solely my own opinion and not influenced by any other parties.