Harriet the Invincible, Ursula Vernon

This is the first book in the fantastic, hilarious “Hamster Princess” series I’ve been reading to my kids. The chapters are short, with pictures, and the writing is very clever (and boy, does Vernon know how to end each chapter with a hook!). Harriet is a spunky, fearless, ogre-fighting hamster princess, accompanied by her battle quail Mumfrey (“Qwerk!”) and long-suffering friend, the lovable pauper hamster prince Wilbur. Absolutely charming. I’m egging my kids to read more and disappointed when they’re too tired to keep going!