Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Humberto, The Bookworm Hamster: Book Review

About The Book:

Humberto loves books so much; he reads all day long. His neighbors, the squirrel, the rabbit, the skunk, the hedgehog and the beaver want to become his friends, but Humberto doesn’t have time for them. He’s too busy reading! Then one day, disaster strikes and he must choose between saving his books and helping them.

About The Author:

Award-winning author Mayra Calvani writes fiction and nonfiction for children and adults. In addition, she writes book reviews for The New York Journal of BooksBlogcritics Magazine's "Kiddie Corner," and SimplyCharly.com. She's had over 300 reviews, interviews, stories, and articles published in print and online. Mayra is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Children's Writer's Coaching Club. Visit her website at www.MayrasSecretBookcase.com

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My Review:

This is an absolutely adorable book! I love the whimsical illustrations and the fact that the main character, Humberto, is a book lover. What an encouragement to young children to getting reading. Love it. My daughters both sat through the reading of Humberto, The Bookworm Hamster and we have read this book several times since receiving it a few weeks ago. It not only encourages a love for books, but also reminds children how to be a friend and help those around us when they are in need. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: Head over to Guardian Angel Publishing and purchase your copy of Humberto, The Bookworm Hamster by Mayra Calvani today.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of the author, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***


  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Shirley!!

  2. Mayra is a terrific writer and a lovely lady to know. This is on of her best books, however my favorite is "The Magic Violin."

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  3. I loved this book too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.