Ben Jinks has a very clever hamster. In fact, Ben’s hamster is a genius. And he can talk. So it makes perfect sense when Ben and his genius, talking hamster, Stinky, embark on a detective adventure that stretches both their powers of reasoning. When Ben’s sister’s kitten gets cat-napped, the “Tenacious Two” take on the case, leaving no hamster wheel unturned in a bid to find the missing mog.
A fast-paced, gag-packed adventure ensues with Ben and his sarcastic pet bickering energetically throughout. Although within the grasp of six-year-olds, some of the humour may be lost on the youngest early readers, but slightly older readers will appreciate the impressive array of sarcastic put-downs offered by the duo. It’s definitely something for parents to look forward to. Dave Lowe has written a little gem here, and the illustrations by Mark Chambers are also a treat!
My Hamster is a Detective is part of a series, so there are plenty of other Stinky and Jinks stories to be had if you fancy more hamster japes.
Published by Templar Publishing. RRP £5.99