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Andrew Root's debut book Hamsters Don't Fight Fires is funny story for younger readers ages 4 to 8. With fun-filled illustrations from Jessica Olien, author/artist of The Blobfish Book, Shark Detective!, and Adrift, Hugo proves once and for all that great things come in small packages.
For Hugo isn?t just a hamster. He's also a great cook, a fast runner, a slow eater, and a fantastic dancer. However, what Hugo wants most of all is to be a firefighter. And even though Hugo worries that he's too small to fight fires, he learns that just because something is difficult, it doesn?t mean he won?t try his hardest to achieve his dream.
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Andrew Root is a debut author and a trained therapist, active in community mental health and the public education system in Portland, Oregon. Andrew works as the clinical manager of a therapeutic school serving youth and adolescents with a variety of behavioral and mental health needs. His experiences working with children have led him to realize the importance a good book can have both socially and academically. Andrew enjoys playing soccer and chasing his wife, two kids, and dog around his backyard.
Jessica Olien is the author and illustrator of Right Now, Shark Detective!, The Blobfish Book, and Adrift. Her writing for grown-ups has been published in Slate, Salon, the Atlantic, Jezebel, Marie Claire, and many others.
Hugo has always dreamed of being a firefighter but being a hamster is not ideal for fighting fires. He decides to give it a try anyway but he just seems too small to help out. Then there is a fire and he finds himself on the fire truck with the crew. Once there he discovers something he can do to help out. A wonderful book reminding little children that being small is okay as you just have to find something that works for you and never stop following your dreams!