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The Great Hamster Massacre - Katie Davies, Hannah Shaw Oh, gee, I thought this book was hilarious, and I'm pretty sure a lot of kids will think so, too. It's in the style of Diary of a Wimpy Kid--first person, doodles on the side, and that's usually enough to send a book right out the door.

A few things to be aware of before handing it over to a child/parent: there's death--oh, a lot of it, mostly hamster/small pet type, but one human. There's apparently some mild swearing (the word "hell"), but honestly, I didn't notice that. There's references to a book that one of the neighborhood kid's moms had, which most adults will assume to be pornography (or maybe an art book with nudity), though it's never even remotely described. It'll go right over the heads of children who've never encountered that sort of book.