I bought this book for my 8 year old granddaughter – a reluctant reader. I was happily surprised by her reaction. Hamilton captured her imagination as she read and re-read the story aloud, pointing out to me the definition of “transplant” inserted at the bottom of one page. She’s anxiously waiting on the next adventure….
An adorable little troll with a sensitive side who does good deeds for others. That is not what people think of trolls. Kathleen Shields, puts heart and takes out toughness from her endearing character, Hamilton Troll. This story will be loved by young children and will not frighten them. I think there should be more…
I read the Hamilton Troll series and found them to be inspiring. I particularly like the illustrations and how Kathleen chose to use some complex words for young readers but ensured to include a caption explaining terms in young readers terms. ~ Kathy U.
I found this a delightful tale of a troll who meets a new friend and learns a lesson in how to get over his fears. He is also given practical advice on how to protect his home in a storm and how to transplant a plant carefully. The Illustrations are beautifully done and the colours…
Children age 4 and up will enjoy learning about bees with Hamilton, and games like searching for Pink Light Sprite in the colorful illustrations will help keep reader interest high. The wildflower illustrations are authentic, while the characters of Hamilton and Barney are imaginatively presented against a natural wild prairie background. – Midwest Book Review
“Hamilton Troll enjoys playing stick-and nut-games with his forest friends, but when Skeeter Skunk wants to join in the game, stinky problems arise. The forest friends do not hold Skeeter to blame for his unconscious defensive behavior of releasing a stinky spray when he is surprised, and they try every possible solution to help him…
Meaningful content and colorful, original illustrations. I purchased the series plus Dandy Lion for my four great nephews and my great niece. When I read Hamilton Troll Meets Chatterton Squirrel to the pre-school boys, they loved the artwork. The rhyme appealed to the lower elementary boys who are still mastering sound/symbol relationships. Hamilton’s simple life…
Hamilton Troll is a curious and adventurous troll who just wants to learn and make friends. He asks questions, and shares what he learns with others so they too will learn.
The guardian angel of the group, Pink Light Sprite watches over the children in each story. She can actually be found hiding in at least one page of every story.
Barney has a sweet tooth. He spends the entire day flying from flower to flower eating pollen until his wings can’t hold him and he falls right out of the sky. Hamilton then determines that Barney may need to exercise in order to get flying again.
Skeeter just wants to join in the big Stick-Nut game, but whenever the ball comes flying towards him or the crowd cheers loudly, it scares Skeeter, and when young skunks get scared, the accidentally spray everyone. Hamilton and his friends try all sorts of things to get Skeeter to stop.
Chatterton’s parents are teaching him and his siblings how to jump from one tree to the next but Chatterton is terrified of falling! Hamilton watches the class and Chatterton’s brilliant idea, but when he hears Chatterton still needs to learn he comes up with a great idea and plan for him to practice.
Things were going missing; Merle Mouse’s mat, Rudy Rat’s hat and even Hamilton Troll! But Fiona learns through Hamilton that it is not nice to take other people’s things and that she should return them.
A flock of ducks are flying south for the winter, and atop one of the ducks back is Starlit Troll venturing out to explore the world. She stops by to see Hamilton and meet his friends.
Rosa is beside herself when she tells Hamilton about the mean new kid Rudy Rat. “He popped my mushroom ball!” she exclaims after detailing all of the other bad things he’s done. Hamilton decides to have a talk with Rudy and then the children to solve the problem.