OVERRIDE

WANTED! A Guinea Pig Called Henry

Rainbow Street Shelter

Wendy Orr; illustrations by Patricia Castelao

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Sam wants a pet for her birthday, but her mom and dad have already said that their apartment is too small for a cat or a dog. A trip to Rainbow Street Shelter to look at the smaller animals can’t hurt, though!
At the shelter, Sam finds the perfect pet for her, a fluffy black guinea pig named Henry. But she can’t help noticing how happy her little brother is when he’s reading to Nelly, the Rainbow Street dog. Why can’t he read like that when he’s in school? Nelly looks happy, too. Sam starts to wonder . . . can a dog go to kindergarten?

BOOK EXCERPTS

Read an Excerpt

Wanted! A Guinea Pig Called Henry
1When Nelly was a tiny, round brown puppy with short legs and a stumpy tail, she lived with a baby boy and his mother.Nelly and the baby boy were always together. They rolled and tumbled across the floor and around the backyard. They played tug-of-war, splashed together in mud puddles, and dug in the sandbox.When the baby boy cried, Nelly snuggled beside him, fussing over him as if she were a mother dog and he was her puppy.But when the baby was a nearly two-year-old walking, talking little boy andNelly was an already grown-up dog, the mother got a new job in
READ THE FULL EXCERPT
BACK

REVIEWS

Praise for WANTED! A Guinea Pig Called Henry

Praise for Mokie and Bik:
 
“A wonderful stupendously blunderful read aloud: full of delicious word play that will delight listeners, with art reminiscent of Edward Ardizzone.” —Ellen Fader, Youth Services Coordinator, Multnomah County Library and ALSC Immediate Past President
 
“This set of splishy-splashy episodes will itself draw waggles from easy-reader graduates and read-aloud audiences in general.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
“Orr’s colorful use of language brings energy to the story. The many crosshatch drawings are often graeful and always appealing. A lively, unusual choice for young readers.” —School Library Journal

Reviews from Goodreads

BACK

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

BACK

BUY THE BOOK

Available Formats and Book Details

WANTED! A Guinea Pig Called Henry

Rainbow Street Shelter

Wendy Orr; illustrations by Patricia Castelao

BACK