The Great Hamster Massacre Epub ½ The Great PDF/EPUB

The Great Hamster Massacre Epub ½ The Great PDF/EPUB

The Great Hamster Massacre ❴BOOKS❵ ⚦ The Great Hamster Massacre Author Katie Davies – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk This is a story about me, and Tom, and our investigation into the Hamster Massacre I m supposed to be writing my What I Did In The Summre Holidays story for school, but I m going to write this story f This is a story about me, and Tom, and our investigation into the Hamster Massacre I m supposed to be writing my What I Did In The Summre Holidays story for school, but I m going to write this story firstAnna and het brother, Tom, have always wanted a pet After their latest pestering campaign Mum finally gives in and lets them choose a pair of hamsters from the local pet shop But their happiness soon turns The Great PDF/EPUB or to horror when they discover the hamsters mysteriously slaughtered in their cage Anna and Tom begin an investigation into the hamster homicides Can they solve the case of The Great Hamster Massacre.


10 thoughts on “The Great Hamster Massacre

  1. Alison Alison says:

    A lot of adults are not going to like this book It s not for the faint of heart and not for those squeamish about death There are a few bits in the book that are going to offend no small number of people looking for choice chapter books that would make a good fit for their 2nd 4th graders an elderly neighbor says Hell a number of times the kids refer often to a book that belonged to one of their mothers and which astute adult readers will probably assume contains some sexual content h A lot of adults are not going to like this book It s not for the faint of heart and not for those squeamish about death There are a few bits in the book that are going to offend no small number of people looking for choice chapter books that would make a good fit for their 2nd 4th graders an elderly neighbor says Hell a number of times the kids refer often to a book that belonged to one of their mothers and which astute adult readers will probably assume contains some sexual content hence the reason the kids are so fascinated with it and we learn that a neighborhood kid s mother is upset because her boyfriend spent the night in a foreign hotel, ahem, with the family s babysitter, ahem ahem Schools may also be a bit uncomfortable with the church scenes and frequent mentions of Jesus in the beginning sections of the book.IN SPITE OF ALL THESE THINGS and maybe even partly because of them , I think this book is riotously funny and feels wonderfully fresh It is very, VERY true to the perspective and experiences of actual kids, who do not live in a world devoid of marital affairs and swearing neighbors and dying hamsters, and who DO often go through a phase in which death is both fascinating and kinda poignant, in a wonderfully innocent way I laughed out loud while reading it and felt seriously teased by the knowledge that there will be a second book about Anna and her friends that I m unable to read just yet I can t wait I think kids will LOVE this book, and I think they re absolutely right to do so.Anna, the narrator of The Great Hamster Massacre, is a GIRL, but her voice and interests are entirely gender neutral so much so that I mistakenly believed I was reading a book narrated by a boy until I hit a reference to Anna s name about 50 pages into the book and went back to realize that hmm I d somehow paid no mind to the mention of her name on page 2 To me this made the book all the better, as it confirmed what I had already been thinking that this book will have EQUAL appeal to boy girls and boys And hallelujah to that, because we need many, manybooks aimed at this specific audience that fit that particular bill In addition to being gender neutral, Anna s voice is completely authentic I could ABSOLUTELY see a kid thinking feeling saying doing all of the things on these pages, and her reactions to the world around her and the events in her life felt 100% true As for the way Anna and her friends deal with death in the book A few minor spoilers here They are very concerned that dead animals be treated in a respectful way and be given a proper burial, so they make tiny coffins for each of the dead baby hamsters killed by the hamsters mother, as OFTEN happens with small rodents just ask my childhood best friend Anne, who lost a handful of baby mice in EXACTLY the same fashion back when we were Anna s age , and they also dig up and re bury the pet rabbit of another kid in their neighborhood, whose family buried him TOO hastily and without the things that the kid in this family knew as kids do that said would rabbit would WANT.Did you recoil at that last revelation You did Then, yeah You probably don t want to read this book, as it s probably just not going to sit right with you, and I completely understand why But if you thought that bit about the rabbit was kinda endearing and a little bit funny, then DO treat yourself to a read of this book, because The Great Hamster Massacre is absolutely worth your time and attention Oh, and a note to teachers you ll appreciate the number of times Anna and her friends refer to the dictionary when they need to look something up, and you ll like the systematic way in which they conduct their investigation into WHO caused the great hamster massacre And oh you ll laugh out loud when they try to interview their suspects


  2. Chelle Chelle says:

    I decided to read this before my 8 year old did so we could discuss it when he finished The characters were very likeable and felt real The gruesome subject matter was dealt with well death is a reality, but not to be taken lightly In the case of the massacre, the children didn t just take the words of the adults as fact, but decided to do their own investigation They cared about what really happened I don t agree with other reviewers that it made pets seem replaceable The many references I decided to read this before my 8 year old did so we could discuss it when he finished The characters were very likeable and felt real The gruesome subject matter was dealt with well death is a reality, but not to be taken lightly In the case of the massacre, the children didn t just take the words of the adults as fact, but decided to do their own investigation They cared about what really happened I don t agree with other reviewers that it made pets seem replaceable The many references to the dictionary was a clever part of the story The laugh out loud moments make the book evenenjoyable


  3. Karen Karen says:

    I fell short on my job as a librarian and a mom here I usually know so muchabout the books in my library, but when my son picked this one out to read, I just assumed it was another silly chapter series starter and okayed it for him without paying much attention That s not it at all It s a book about loss And there is a lot of loss Loss of a grandparent, loss of pets many pets , loss of a step parent Some of the loss is through death and it is extremely graphic downright gruesome, e I fell short on my job as a librarian and a mom here I usually know so muchabout the books in my library, but when my son picked this one out to read, I just assumed it was another silly chapter series starter and okayed it for him without paying much attention That s not it at all It s a book about loss And there is a lot of loss Loss of a grandparent, loss of pets many pets , loss of a step parent Some of the loss is through death and it is extremely graphic downright gruesome, even If I had realized that beforehand, I probably wouldn t have picked it out for my seven year old I m glad he picked it himself, though, because through all that this book was very touching And it started some great discussions between parent and child Now, I would recommend it as a read alone for 4th grade and up Any younger definitely needs to read with an adult so they can discuss some of the heavier parts It is a great read, though there are lots of humorous bits to had levity I had great fun explaining what piles were to my child He got his own case of hysterics after that And I am excited that it is actually a start to a series we re going to hunt down The Great Rabbit Rescue immediately


  4. Thalestral Thalestral says:

    1 star While this is a colourful book that I m sure will attract lots of children to wanting to read it, this is not a book I will ever recommend It fully promotes the idea that small animals are disposable pets, and that when they die through ignorance and lack of care they are easily replaced with new versions, with little need to grieve over the deaths or learn from mistakes made I also think that children who have a genuine love for small animals will find this book upsetting as the death 1 star While this is a colourful book that I m sure will attract lots of children to wanting to read it, this is not a book I will ever recommend It fully promotes the idea that small animals are disposable pets, and that when they die through ignorance and lack of care they are easily replaced with new versions, with little need to grieve over the deaths or learn from mistakes made I also think that children who have a genuine love for small animals will find this book upsetting as the deaths can be graphic, and the burials are horrible.The intention of this book may have been to show that small animals are hard to care for, but I find that highly doubtful as no emphasis is put on good care or learning lessons from what bad care results in.The writing and style, complete with illustrations, are all good, but in all honesty I found this book depressing and sick


  5. Steve Holden Steve Holden says:

    Towards the end of our school year, I was on the lookout for new things to provide to some of my higher readers I grabbed the first two of this series by Katie Davies at the library Now as a teacher, this is a perfect example of the need to have some experiences with the books first whether reading them or taking a trusted recommendation I read through these first, and I m thankful for it This isn t a knock on the book or writing I really liked the stories but there are topics and lang Towards the end of our school year, I was on the lookout for new things to provide to some of my higher readers I grabbed the first two of this series by Katie Davies at the library Now as a teacher, this is a perfect example of the need to have some experiences with the books first whether reading them or taking a trusted recommendation I read through these first, and I m thankful for it This isn t a knock on the book or writing I really liked the stories but there are topics and language that I don t believe is to be made available for just any child by a teacher The idea of death is largely focused in this, and Katie Davies is an English author so language can be perceived in the US as inappropriate I don t think either are huge issues, as I love and promote Roald Dahl, but I feel teachers should first be aware before putting this out to anyone The cover and cartoonish illustrations are appealing and will attract any student It s not all cartoons and childish humor though


  6. JenniferJ JenniferJ says:

    I am really kind of on the fence over this book On the one hand it was a quick child s story, told thru the language of a child, about finally getting a pet hamster and all the responsibilities of taking care of a pet but on the other hand I found it quite graphic as it paints a significant picture of the deaths of past pets and even a section that made me want to puke when they dug up a dead animal to rebury itproper It was just ewwww Maybe I am wrong in feeling as I do but I just do I am really kind of on the fence over this book On the one hand it was a quick child s story, told thru the language of a child, about finally getting a pet hamster and all the responsibilities of taking care of a pet but on the other hand I found it quite graphic as it paints a significant picture of the deaths of past pets and even a section that made me want to puke when they dug up a dead animal to rebury itproper It was just ewwww Maybe I am wrong in feeling as I do but I just dont think it s a story that should be geared towards children ages 8 12 There s not much else I can comment on except it s a book about death, pets, and children s investigations Which I enjoyed the little investigative parts where the kids go in search of who killed the hamsters but stillit s just a bit much Just not something I am ready for my kids to tackle right now It s a shame to because the big itself is just so darn cute It s made up to look like a spiral bound investigative note pad and when you open it up towards th spine inside is printed up to look spiralbound as well The drawn illustrations were really cute to


  7. Raina Raina says:

    Wow, this is British You can completely hear Anna s voice jump off the page at you as she describes her world.My primary complaint here is that the cover makes it look like a wacky illustranovella comedy And while there are definitely funny parts, and the voice is generally light, this is pretty much completely about grieving And dealing with death The violence comes out of the blue and pulls no punches.And the mystery is view spoiler never truly resolved hide spoiler The investigation Wow, this is British You can completely hear Anna s voice jump off the page at you as she describes her world.My primary complaint here is that the cover makes it look like a wacky illustranovella comedy And while there are definitely funny parts, and the voice is generally light, this is pretty much completely about grieving And dealing with death The violence comes out of the blue and pulls no punches.And the mystery is view spoiler never truly resolved hide spoiler The investigation is crazy adorable, and all the characters are very well rounded There are many illustrations and it s a very attractive package and an engaging story I m torn about booktalking it for SRP.But that doesn t mean I didn t like it


  8. Tamsyn Murray Tamsyn Murray says:

    A funny and fabulous story of Anna s traumatic discovery one morning in her hamster cage Death, loss and friendship are key themes in this very honest book told endearingly from a nine year old s perspective.


  9. Edward Sullivan Edward Sullivan says:

    Fun, fast, frequently dark hud and macabre reading.


  10. Amy Amy says:

    Cute story with likeable characters Bit of a mish mash of British and American culture Miss Davis made a serious commitment to a particular story telling style, and while I like the style in general and admire her commitment, it did make for confusing reading now and again.


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