Thursday, November 12, 2009

Book Review: Humberto, the Bookworm Hamster by Mayra Calvani

Good morning book fans. Zebee and the whole gang here. It’s book review Thursday at the V Zoo, and you know what that means. Right! We have another great book to share with you today. Let’s get right to it. Here’s my boss Joy’s review.

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Humberto loves to read. He read all the time no matter what he was doing. He could eat, brush his teeth, cook and go for a walk and read at the same time. He even listened to audio books while he slept.
The only time he couldn’t read was when he exercised on his wheel. Then he’d think about the books he’d read and become a part of the story.
Humberto was very busy reading. He had no time for his friends. He wanted to read all the good books ever written. His neighbors would invite him to play, but Humberto always had a book he had to read.
Then one day it rained. It rained so hard that the river overflowed and flooded all the animals’ homes. What happened to ‘Humberto’s books? What happened to all the animals’ homes? How did Humberto help his neighbors?

“Humberto, the Bookworm Hamster” sparks the imagination and natural curiosity of a child. Mayra has captured the essence of a true bookworm in Humberto. She’s given children an introduction into the wonderful world of books that can last a lifetime and the meaning of true friendship.

Kit Grady’s illustrations are charming. They pull you into Humberto’s world and show you the wonder of the many books he’s read as well as his animal friends.

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Okay, so there you have it. I couldn’t have said it better myself. How about a trip to your local library or bookstore now. What book are you going to pick up? I’m running over to Guardian Angel Publishing to get my copy of “Humberto, the Bookworm Hamster” and then I’m going to browse the rest of the great books there. Care to join me?

Maybe I can ‘talk’ our boss Joy into taking all the animals here at the V Zoo on a field trip to the local library. Wouldn’t that be fun? I can just see it. Billy would be swinging from the lights . . .

Got to go. See you back here Sunday for more zoo news.

posted by Zebee aka Joy Delgado
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