Andy and Pancake tells the story of how six-year-old Andy finally gets his very own pet, a furry little hamster who had been waiting for the right person to take him home from the pet store. The brand new pet is very excited about ?adopting? Andy and, being very curious, he is also an escape artist What follows is the start of new adventures for the little hamster and of the special bond which develops between himself and Andy, and why he ends up being called Pancake. This book, illustrated in vibrant water colors by award-winning artist Michaelin Otis, will appeal to picture book audiences and beginning readers and is the first in a series of Andy and Pancake ?adventures?. It addresses the responsibility of having a pet as well as the special connection a child can form with his pet. At the same time it has a fun, adventurous theme and characterizes both personalities of the very good but very curious Pancake and the devoted little Andy.