Wong Herbert Yee at the Baldwin Public Library on Sun., Jan. 28th

Artist Wong Herbert Yee will be at the Baldwin Public Library (300 W Merrill St, Birmingham, MI 48009) on Sunday, January 28th at 2 P.M. This event is free and open to the public. Herb will be promoting his new book and first graphic novel Hammy and Gerbee: Mummies at the Museum. Book Beat will be supplying books for purchase, including backstock titles. If you have any questions, please call Book Beat at (248) 968-1190. To download a poster, click here.


Things are looking up for best friends Hammy and Gerbee a hamster and a gerbil?when they find out they’re both in Miss Capybara’s class. But it’s not long before school becomes a battle between the good (Hammy and Gerbee), the bad (spelling bees and pop quizzes), and the evil (mice twins Anna and Hanna). Can things get any worse? Or mischievous? Yep! They’re going on a field trip to the science museum. What are two rodent friends to do but find their own fun (and trouble)?


“This is relaxed, congenial entertainment: Hammy and Gerbee are after easy laughs, and fans of broad humor will be satisfied.” – Publishers Weekly

“Rodent high jinks reign supreme as two BFFs make museum mischief in this giggleworthy graphic novel. A sparkling series opener certain to captivate a broad audience.” – Kirkus Review

“The bordering-on-irreverent fun will be right up the alley of his targeted age group, and the simple, friendly figures that fill out the inventively composed comic pages will draw them right in. An excellent balance between Yee’s own early reader sensibilities and the zany highjinks of Jennifer and Matthew Holm’s Babymouse.” – Booklist


Wong Herbert Yee is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the popular Fireman Small series. He was born in Detroit, Michigan. He studied art at Wayne State University, graduating in 1975 with a BFA in printmaking. Through perserverance his first picture book, EEK! There’s a Mouse in the House was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1992. His latest early reader, Mouse and Mole Fine Feathered Friends received a 2010 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award. Herb lives with his wife and daughter in Troy, Michigan.

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