MONSIEUR BUSSY, The Celebrated Hamster by Pascale Claude-Lafontaine

MONSIEUR BUSSY, The Celebrated Hamster

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A hamster of auspicious lineage and modest accomplishments wants to be famous like Grandpere, explores the house outside his wall-hung cottage, and falls asleep before he finds out if his adventures have made the morning paper. C'est tout, and Monsieur Bussy clambering over the rungs of a chair (""an immense forest""), taking a pot boiling for a volcano spitting flames, is hardly newsworthy. The large, rather antiseptic illustrations lack finesse, the story lacks substance.

Pub Date: Nov. 22nd, 1968
Publisher: McGraw-Hill