The Three Little Guinea Pigs
Author: Erica S. Perl; illustrated by Amy Young
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?
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
In The News
“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