Overview

On Lisa's first day at a new school, she and bossy classmate Angel begin playing a series of tricks on each other, with the class guinea pigs as unwitting accomplices. The conflict escalates until Lisa devises a creative plan for converting her new enemies into friends.

On Lisa's first day at a new school, she and a bossy classmate begin playing a series of tricks on each other, using the class guinea pigs.

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Guinea Pigs Don'T Talk

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Overview

On Lisa's first day at a new school, she and bossy classmate Angel begin playing a series of tricks on each other, with the class guinea pigs as unwitting accomplices. The conflict escalates until Lisa devises a creative plan for converting her new enemies into friends.

On Lisa's first day at a new school, she and a bossy classmate begin playing a series of tricks on each other, using the class guinea pigs.

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Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
"Myers handles typical childhood issues with a humorous touch, and her characters are believably drawn. This first chapter book will appeal to readers looking for funny books or stories involving animals." --ALA Booklist
Children's Literature - Mary Sue Preissner
It is always difficult to move into a new school and fit in with the kids, especially when you make enemies the first day. Often revenge is a never-ending circle, but in this case, read how a yummy tummy cream cake, high tech electronics and a guinea pig named Squeaky bring four kids together.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-4-A short, enjoyable book about friendship and school problems. Lisa gets into trouble on her first day at her new school. When the teacher asks her to change the paper in one of the guinea pigs' cages, Angel, a troublemaker, tells her to put the two animals together. This proves to be a big mistake-they fight, and one loses part of an ear. Angry, Lisa decides on a plan of revenge. Feelings run high as she and Angel play embarrassing tricks on each other. Finally, Lisa realizes that she is making more enemies than friends, and she comes up with a way to establish a truce with Angel. Told mainly through conversations with only brief descriptions and minimal character development, this story is a quick read. An additional purchase for lightweight reading.-Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR
Kay Weisman
Lisa Rogers, a new girl in Mrs. Flowers' class, is eager to make friends. Seatmate Traci Walters seems like a good possibility, but two other students, Angel and Joe, make it clear they want nothing to do with Lisa. They embark on a series of pranks aimed at her, involving Bruiser and Squeaky, the class guinea pigs. Things escalate as Lisa and Traci carry out a few dirty tricks of their own, and the four land in big trouble with Mrs. Flowers. Finally, Lisa negotiates a truce acceptable to everyone, leaving open the possibility of future friendships. Myers handles typical childhood issues with a humorous touch, and her characters are believably drawn. This first chapter book, reminiscent of "The Gadget War" (1991), written by Myers' sister, Betsy Duffey, will appeal to readers looking for funny books or stories involving animals.
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"Myers handles typical childhood issues with a humorous touch, and her characters are believably drawn. This first chapter book will appeal to readers looking for funny books or stories involving animals." Booklist, ALA

"A short, enjoyable story about friendship and school problems. Lisa gets into trouble on her first day of school. When the teacher asks her to change the paper on one of the guinea pigs' cages, Angel, a troublemaker, tells her to put the two animals together. This proves to be a big mistake—they fight, and one loses part of an ear. Angry, Lisa decides on a plan of revenge. Feelings run high as she and Angel play embarrassing tricks on each other. Finally Lisa realizes that she is making more enemies than friends, and she comes up with a way to establish a truce with Angel. Told mainly through conversations with only brief descriptions, this story is a quick read." School Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547562704
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/23/1994
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 613,990
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Laurie Myers comes from a writing family: both her mother, Betsy Byars, and her sister, Betsy Duffey, write children's books. Laurie's two previous books for Clarion are EARTHQUAKE IN THE THIRD GRADE and GUINEA PIGS DON'T TALK. She lives in Augusta, Georgia.
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