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WANTED! A Guinea Pig Called Henry

WANTED! A Guinea Pig Called Henry

Rainbow Street Shelter (Volume 3)

Wendy Orr; illustrations by Patricia Castelao

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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?

Wanted! A Guinea Pig Called Henry

When 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...

Praise for WANTED! A Guinea Pig Called Henry

“The storytelling is crisp and clean, and the focus is squarely on the child-animal relationships, with a bit of family dynamics worked in.” —BCCB on Lost! A Dog Called Bear

“The book is well designed for readers moving up to chapter books, with its short sentences, wellspaced lines of type, and attractive illustrations.” —Booklist on Lost! A Dog Called Bear

“The tale of Logan's efforts to locate his lost dog rings completely true. . . . The believable plot and inherent suspense will keep readers turning the pages of this fine addition to early chapter books, which will resonate with both pet lovers and children involved in divorces.” —Kirkus Reviews on Lost! A Dog Called Bear

“This is a pleasant book for children who are beginning to read chapter books independently. The story incorporates the importance of the responsibility of taking gentle and consistent care of pets. It would also be a good book to read aloud to young children.” —Children's Literature on Abandoned! A Lion Called Kiki

“This early chapter book with plenty of heart and a bit of suspense will appeal to young pet lovers.” —Kirkus Reviews on Missing! A Cat Called Buster

“An adorable story about the true friendship of pets and their owners.” —Children's Literature on Missing! A Cat Called Buster


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Wendy Orr; illustrations by Patricia Castelao

Wendy Orr has written more than two dozen children's books, including Lost! A Dog Called Bear, the first book in the Rainbow Street Animal series, Mokie and Bik, Ark in the Park, and Nim's Island. She lives with her family in Australia, near the sea.

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