The Three Little Guinea Pigs (Hardcover)
A laugh-out-loud retelling of The Three Little Pigs, The Three Little Guinea Pigs is perfect for fans of fairytales and guinea pigs alike. This clever story by prolific children's book author Erica S. Perl and dynamic illustrator Amy Young makes a perfect read-aloud and includes nonfiction backmatter with additional fun facts about guinea pigs.
Once upon a time there were three little pigs... three little guinea pigs!
Their names were Rosie, Minty, and Pumpkin.
They lived with their mama in a cozy little house.
Then they bid her a fond farewell and set off on their own.
So far, so good....
But what will they do if a hungry fox comes along?
Will they go wheek, wheek, wheek all the way home?
Or can they find a way to save their fluffy behinds?
Amy Young was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and though she trained and practiced as a lawyer, she has always wanted to be an artist. She is the author and illustrator of several picture books including A Unicorn Named Sparkle, A New Friend for Sparkle, and A Unicorn Named Sparkle's First Christmas. She lives in Spring Lake, Michigan, with her husband.
“At the story’s end, the virtues of bravery and resourcefulness are celebrated. Back matter provides additional guinea pig facts. Clever, bold illustrations provide the visual details of the sisters’ successful plan . . . Any collection seeking smart young female protagonists will find reason to pick up this title, as will those whose classrooms have guinea pig mascots.” —School Library Journal
“Engaging . . . Young guinea pig owners will want this book on their shelves.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The three guinea pigs naturally appear cuddly and adorable . . . Realistic details about guinea pig behavior add interest, too, as detailed in the back matter’s Fascinating Facts.” —Publishers Weekly