Meet Hugo, a tiny hamster with huge personality, who dreams of becoming a firefighter
Andrew Root's debut is a sweet, funny tale for the youngest readers, who know that being little can be the biggest advantage of all. 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.
Perfect for fans of Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri and Dream Big Little Pig by Kristi Yamaguchi and Tim Bowers.
About the Author
Andrew Root (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is Carrie Olson Baalson Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has written extensively about youth ministry. He is the author of numerous books, including Faith Formation in a Secular Age, The Pastor in a Secular Age, The End of Youth Ministry?, Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker, The Children of Divorce, Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry, and Relationships Unfiltered. He is also the coauthor (with Kenda Creasy Dean) of The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry.
Jessica Olien is a writer, illustrator, and native midwesterner now living in Brooklyn. Her cartoons have been published by the New Yorker and her writing for grown-ups has been published in Slate, the Atlantic, McSweeney's, Marie Claire, and many others. She is the author and illustrator of Shark Detective!, The Blobfish Book, Adrift, Right Now, and When a Tiger Comes to Dinner. Visit her at www.jessicaolien.com.
"In straightforward text peppered with gentle humor, debut author Root blends familiar childhood preoccupations with firefighting and feeling small...it makes a solid case for chasing dreams and leaving one's comfort zone"--Publishers Weekly