Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Time Travelling with a Hamster: Ross Welford

Time Travelling with a Hamster

by Ross Welford

Rating: 5 Star

'Time Travelling with a Hamster' tells the story of Al Chaudhury, who lives with his Mum, step-dad Steve and stepsister, as well as his hamster Alan Shearer.

On his 12th birthday Al receives a letter from his deceased father. His dad needs his help, and Al learns that he has a chance of saving his Dad's life by using a time-travel machine that his father invented before passing away.

When I was looking at other reviews for this novel one phrase kept coming up - 'too good for kids'.

After reading it I can see why, Time Travelling with a Hamster is a lovely read for people of all ages.

Whenever I receive an advance copy of a book there is always a short form asking what attracted me to a story. In this case the plot description and book title definitely piqued my interest. However, once I started the book I immediately found the story humorous, the character's richly described, and even though it is primarily aimed at children, the time-travelling aspect of the story hasn't been overly simplified or glossed over - there are a lot of Einstein quotes in there.

A really nicely written time-travel story that you may well complete in a single sitting.

I received a copy of this work from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.