Shabby Sunday -The Peanut Butter Hamster and Other Animal Tails (1979)


Shabby Sunday” is a meme created by Mischenko @ ReadRantRock&Roll

When you have a chance, you should really check out her fantastic blog. She has many great book reviews, awesome memes, and a lot of other fun stuff.

“Shabby Sunday” is a great place to share your vintage books, heirlooms, or old books from your childhood. If you would like to participate and share some of your vintage books feel free to use the picture Mischenko has provided. Please remember to link back to Mischenko so she can see the book you’re sharing. I’d love to see your post too!


The book I am sharing is:


The Peanut Butter Hamster and Other Animal Tails

Published June 1st, 1979 by Victor Books

This was one of my favorite books when I was young. It’s well worn and there’s even some tape holding part of it together. I remember my mother reading the stories to me and then reading them myself as I got older.

I couldn’t find the book for the longest time but then remembered that I also read the stories to my daughter when she was little. Sure enough, I found the book on one of her bookshelves.

The story I remember most is the title story, “The Peanut Butter Hamster.” A boy loses his hamster and the family decides to leave a plate of peanut butter out to tempt the hamster out of wherever he is hiding in the house. A simple story but I loved it. The other stories and poems were also good but that’s the one that sticks out the most.





I’ve been enjoying everyone’s “Shabby Sunday” posts and I am looking forward to reading more of them!

Happy reading everyone!!