The Resource Hammy and Gerbee, Mummies at the museum, Wong Herbert Yee

Hammy and Gerbee, Mummies at the museum, Wong Herbert Yee

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Hammy and Gerbee, Mummies at the museum
Title
Hammy and Gerbee
Title part
Mummies at the museum
Statement of responsibility
Wong Herbert Yee
Title variation
Mummies at the museum
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Language
eng
Summary
Things are looking up for best friends Hammy and Gerbee, a hamster and a gerbil, when they find out they're both in Miss Capybara's class. But it's not long before school becomes a battle between the good (Hammy and Gerbee), the bad (spelling bees and pop quizzes), and the evil (mice twins Anna and Hanna). Can things get any worse? Or mischievous? Yep!
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Review
  • Grades 1-3 Hammy and Gerby, hamster and gerbil best friends, head into their new school year harried by a pair of sister mice, Anna and Hanna. Meeting their new teacher, Miss Capybara, taking spelling tests, and going on a field trip to the museum to study ancient Egypt, Hammy and Gerby give as good as they get, trading tricks and jokes with the sisters. But then, disguised as mummies, the two stumble on a plot to steal a valuable sarcophagus and foil it with the help of Miss Capybara for a triumphant and amusing finish. Yee is known for his Frog and Toad–inspired early reader series Mouse and Mole, and he effectively carries over the theme of friendship, as well as the humor and wordplay. The bordering-on-irreverent fun will be right up the alley of his targeted age group, and the simple, friendly figures that fill out the inventively composed comic pages will draw them right in. An excellent balance between Yee’s own early reader sensibilities and the zany high jinks of Jennifer and Matthew Holm’s Babymouse. -- Karp, Jesse (Reviewed 11/15/2017) (Booklist, vol 114, number 6, p38)
  • Gr 2–5—Like the best dynamic duos, Hammy and Gerbee share many things: both are rodents, both have Miss Capybara as their teacher, and neither can stand their twin classmates, Anna and Hanna. When Miss Capybara hosts a spelling test and Anna bests Hammy, Anna gets to decide the class's surprise field trip. In a masterstroke, Hammy and Gerbee trick her into choosing the science museum. The pair's penchant for tomfoolery pervades the panels—resulting in a lot of self-congratulatory fist bumps and more than a few hairy situations. Yee, known mostly for picture books and early readers, uses spare panels and plenty of white space to create an early graphic novel that's a great introduction to those new to the format. Sections are divided into nine short chapters. Characters speak about the author and literally leave the panels to escape danger, adding a meta-fictive flourish to the humor. From Rodentia to Ratakomen, rodent-related puns riddle the text. Back matter includes some facts about Egypt that add context to the story. The book is only two colors (blue and white), which may deter die-hard color comics devotees, but those who take a chance on this title will be pleased indeed. Fans of Jarrett J. Krosoczka's "Lunch Lady," Drew Brockington's "CatStronauts," and Ashley Spires's "Binky" will enjoy the animal antics and look forward to future installments in the series. VERDICT A funny stepping stone for newer comics readers and a welcome addition to all children's comics collections.—Alec Chunn, Eugene Public Library, OR --Alec Chunn (Reviewed 01/01/2018) (School Library Journal, vol 64, issue 1, p67)
  • Rodent high jinks reign supreme as two BFFs make museum mischief in this giggleworthy graphic novel. Adorable rodents Hammy and Gerbee are best buds who spend their days fist bumping, cracking jokes, and pulling pranks. They are thrilled to learn that they are both in the same class with the new teacher, Miss Capybara, but then they discover that Hanna and Anna—twin mice known as Double Trouble—will also be in their class. When the class must vote whether to visit the art or the science museum, Hammy and Gerbee use reverse psychology to induce the twins to choose in their favor. Once at the science museum, the pair can't help but pull a prank on the twins but are quite surprised when their plans go uproariously awry and they unwittingly foil a robbery! Cuddly characters portrayed using a pleasing two-color scheme and oversized, free-form panels will certainly catch the eyes of fans of Jennifer L. and Matthew Holm's Babymouse or Jarrett J. Krosoczka's Lunch Lady series. Yee's text is widely accessible but far from simplistic; puns and wordplay abound. When the adventure concludes, "fun facts" about Egypt are presented; although the idea seems well-intentioned, the facts are terse and rudimentary, only relating to the concluding narrative thread. This quibble aside, this is an otherwise guffaw-generating romp that should not gather any dust on the shelf. A sparkling series opener certain to captivate a broad audience. (Graphic fiction. 6-10) (Kirkus Reviews, November 1, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10614141
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yee, Wong Herbert
Dewey number
741.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 5
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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True
Series statement
Hammy and Gerbee
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rodents
  • Hamsters
  • Gerbils
  • Friendship
  • School field trips
  • Natural history museums
  • Best friends
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
mummies at the museum
Label
Hammy and Gerbee, Mummies at the museum, Wong Herbert Yee
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Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
107 pages
Isbn
9781627794626
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
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regular print
Label
Hammy and Gerbee, Mummies at the museum, Wong Herbert Yee
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
107 pages
Isbn
9781627794626
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
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regular print

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