When Guinea Pigs Fly!

When Guinea Pigs Fly!

by James Proimos, Andy Rheingold
     
 

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Meet Brooks, Leone, and Allen, and strap yourself in for a hilarious adventure as these three guinea pigs lost in the big city try to find their way back to the pet store.

Brooks, Leone, and Allen are three guinea pigs who live a comfortable life at a pet store called The Natural Pet. One day a fellow named Needleman, who's smitten by the pet store owner, Aurora,

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Meet Brooks, Leone, and Allen, and strap yourself in for a hilarious adventure as these three guinea pigs lost in the big city try to find their way back to the pet store.

Brooks, Leone, and Allen are three guinea pigs who live a comfortable life at a pet store called The Natural Pet. One day a fellow named Needleman, who's smitten by the pet store owner, Aurora, purchases the trio of guinea pigs and mistakenly releases them in a park. The guinea pigs, realizing that freedom isn't all they imagined it to be, begin their journey to get back to the pet store. Along the way, they encounter squirrels, pigeons, rats, and cockroaches. This being the first book in the series, the guinea pigs don't quite make it back, but the adventure is off and running!

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-Brooks and his pals, Leone and Allen, are guinea pigs who live in a comfortable pet shop. Only Brooks wants to leave, as he dreams that freedom will be acres of carrots and mountains of cabbage. However, the trio is soon purchased by an absentminded human named Needleman who only buys them because he is googly-eyed for the shop owner. Due to a misunderstanding, he sets them free in a nearby park, where they have a series of humorous run-ins with squirrels, rats, and pigeons. Brooks soon learns that life as a pampered pet isn't so horrible and the guinea pigs try to find their way back to the shop. Fortunately, Needleman figures out his mistake and eventually tracks down the animals, but promptly forgets them again, this time on the subway on the way home, leaving a cliff-hanger ending ready for a sequel. Filled with goofy black-and-white cartoons that teeter on the abstract, this beginning chapter book is just right for children who can't get enough of Captain Underpants, Johnny Mutton, or other comic adventurers.-Karen T. Bilton, Somerset County Library, Bridgewater, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439519021
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
When Guinea Pigs Fly
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
540L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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