A good book to read aloud and at bedtime. A group of young hamsters grow too big for their first home, a hole in a mattress in of junk yard. Emerging from their home they surveyed their new surrounding and formulate a plan to cross it, to find a new home. Some doubt their ability to cross the junk yard and some are not happy with the objects with small holes they use to protect themselves. There is much blind leading the blind as they negotiate crossing; a sea (a puddle), a mountain (a desk), a desert (a pile of sand), a labyrinth (a tumble dryer) and defeating the beast that captures one of their brothers.
Lots of humour used in the telling of this tale with a few touches for the adult reader.
If you are looking for a book to take the place of the well-established We’re Going on a Bear Hunt or to read alongside it, then it’s worth looking at A Place to Call Home.