Up Hamster, Down Hamster by Kass Reich – ISBN 9781459810136

Up Hamster, Down Hamster by Kass Reich – ISBN 9781459810136

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Title: Up Hamster, Down Hamster
Author: Kass Reich
ISBN: 9781459810136
Price: $9.95
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Review by Aurélie Roy

With Up Hamster, Down Hamster, Montréal author-illustrator Kass Reich adds to her series of books that introduce basic vocabulary to a very young audience. This series also includes Hamsters Holding Hands, Hamsters on the Go and This Little Hamster.

In Up Hamster, Down Hamster, Reich uses colourful illustrations to teach children about opposites. Each pair of pages displays one set of opposites, which allows young readers to grasp the two terms with one look.

Some pairs are simple enough. For example, “Up” shows one hamster perched on top of a block tower, and “Down” shows the hamster on the ground, sitting next to a messy pile of blocks.

However, some are not as easy to understand, especially considering that the intended audience is children aged 1-3. For instance, “Fast and Slow” shows a hamster pulling an empty wagon for “Fast” and a wagon full of hamsters for “Slow.” Relying only on the images to get the meaning could prove challenging for some young readers.

All in all, Up Hamster, Down Hamster is a great addition to a child’s library.

Kids will enjoy the illustrations and have a great time learning about the concept of opposites.

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