“Do You Really Want A Guinea Pig?”
In this creative nonfiction book, the narrator and a guinea pig teach a boy,
the responsibilities of caring for a pet guinea pig.
Cute illustrations depict great characterization and humor.
In the back, the author provides a pet quiz and resources to learn more about guinea pigs.
This book promotes creative nonfiction and humor.
TITLE: Do You Really Want A Guinea Pig?
AUTHOR: Bridget Heos
ILLUSTRATOR: Katya Longhi
PUBLISHER: Amicus, 2016
AGE GROUP: 5-8
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creative nonfiction, humor
1) Pick your favorite animal. It does not need to be a typical household pet. Write 10 how to steps about taking care of your animal.
2) Design a home (habitat cage) for your new pet. Make sure you research the animal’s natural habitat.
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