The Magic Hamster is the third in the series of books about the adventures, misadventures and crazy day-to-day goings-on in Miss. Riley’s year two class at Wigglesbottom Primary School.
Strange things are happening to the children in Miss Riley’s class and no one knows why. Could new class pet Ravioli the hamster be hypnotising the children and causing them to act weird? Has swallowing a fly caused Evie to slowly turn into a frog? And is Theo talking bizarrely and beeping a lot because he is actually a robot? What on earth is going on and can 2R put a stop to it…
Wigglesbottom Primary is quite possibly the funnest primary school on the planet. At the very least, class 2R are the class that every child would want to be in. Miss Riley's class serve up LOL’s galore as they try to solve these ‘real-life’ mysteries with the fabulous bunch of children coming up with utterly bonkers theories much to the exasperation of their teacher and the deputy head.
Accessible storytelling and a consistent model make these great, easy to follow reads. Children are quickly pulled into the action with an exciting or, more often, strange event and then things go off in all manner of crazy and wonderful directions as imaginations take over. By the end, all has been resolved, sensible explanations have been given and Miss. Riley’s class is back to some kind of normal, until next time.
The three short stories, at approximately thirty pages each, are guaranteed to keep young readers engaged and the lively illustrations, in shades of yellow, bring the school shenanigans to life. Crammed full of fun, silliness and awesome kids these are the kind of stories that ensure that children are reading for pleasure and will well and truly get kids ‘hooked on books’.
Recommended for 6+.