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Publisher Comments:

Ms. B stopped writing on the blackboard.

"For heaven's sakes!" she exclaimed, "What's the matter, Sammy?"

"WEEEAAP! WEEEEEAAP!" he shrieked . . .

Learn all about guinea pigs with the kids in Ms. B's class

Something is wrong with Sammy, the beloved pet in Ms. B's class, and no one is sure what to do.

Usually Sammy is happy in his cage, with his little house and his soft blue sock, but today is different. What could it be?

Join Ms. B and the children as they try to figure out what is the matter with Sammy, and learn a little more about guinea pigs.

Review:

"Guinea pigs like to munch fresh-cut grass. They puff up their fur when frightened, and they make 11 different sounds, of which 'wheep' is often reserved for humans. Berenzy (My Kingdom for a Horse) sprinkles these facts throughout this endearing story (and in an endnote), ideal for children who want to learn more about these furry pets. Sammy resides in Ms. B's classroom. Rendered in soft-focus pastels and colored pencils, Sammy, with his pink smile, floppy ears and inquisitive nose looks so lifelike that he almost waddles off the page. When Sammy starts 'wheeping' one day, the class tries to figure out what's wrong. Ms. B examines him, but he's not sick or hungry. No one knows how to help Sammy until one girl, Maria, intuits that he's lonely and solves the problem with a little love. Berenzy's writing can feel forced; she weaves in so much information on guinea pigs that the story at times reads like a care-and-feeding manual. The passages told from Sammy's point of view are more fluid, adding considerable warmth ('Sammy was glad when Maria picked him up and cuddled him. Her sweater was soft and warm'). In fact, with a character as snuggly as Sammy, this book should come with a parental warning label: Kids who read this book will clamor for a guinea pig of their own. Ages 5-9." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Learn a little about guinea pigs and a lot about school and friendship in this reassuring tale.

Synopsis:

Something is wrong with Sammy, the beloved pet in Ms. Bs class, and no one is sure what to do.

     Usually Sammy is happy in his cage, with his little house and his soft blue sock, but today is different. What could it be?

     Join Ms. B and the children as they try to figure out what is the matter with Sammy, and learn a little more about guinea pigs.

Synopsis:

Something is wrong with Sammy, the beloved pet guinea pig of Ms. BUs class, and no one is quite sure what to do. Readers can help Ms. B and the children as they try to figure out what is wrong with Sammy. Full color.

About the Author

Alix Berenzy is the author and illustrator of two adapted fairy tales, A Frog Prince and Rapunzel. She has also illustrated several other books about animals, including Home at Last, Into the Sea, and My Kingdom for a Horse. Ms. Berenzy lives in Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805040241
Subtitle:
The Classroom Guinea Pig
Author:
Berenzy, Alix
Publisher:
Square Fish
Subject:
Animals - Mice Hamsters Guinea Pigs etc.
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Guinea pigs
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Rodents
Subject:
School & Education
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080624
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from K to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes full-color illustrations throug
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.06 x 8.24 x 0.32 in
Age Level:
05-09

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Product details 32 pages Henry Holt & Company - English 9780805040241 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Guinea pigs like to munch fresh-cut grass. They puff up their fur when frightened, and they make 11 different sounds, of which 'wheep' is often reserved for humans. Berenzy (My Kingdom for a Horse) sprinkles these facts throughout this endearing story (and in an endnote), ideal for children who want to learn more about these furry pets. Sammy resides in Ms. B's classroom. Rendered in soft-focus pastels and colored pencils, Sammy, with his pink smile, floppy ears and inquisitive nose looks so lifelike that he almost waddles off the page. When Sammy starts 'wheeping' one day, the class tries to figure out what's wrong. Ms. B examines him, but he's not sick or hungry. No one knows how to help Sammy until one girl, Maria, intuits that he's lonely and solves the problem with a little love. Berenzy's writing can feel forced; she weaves in so much information on guinea pigs that the story at times reads like a care-and-feeding manual. The passages told from Sammy's point of view are more fluid, adding considerable warmth ('Sammy was glad when Maria picked him up and cuddled him. Her sweater was soft and warm'). In fact, with a character as snuggly as Sammy, this book should come with a parental warning label: Kids who read this book will clamor for a guinea pig of their own. Ages 5-9." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Learn a little about guinea pigs and a lot about school and friendship in this reassuring tale.
"Synopsis" by ,
Something is wrong with Sammy, the beloved pet in Ms. Bs class, and no one is sure what to do.

     Usually Sammy is happy in his cage, with his little house and his soft blue sock, but today is different. What could it be?

     Join Ms. B and the children as they try to figure out what is the matter with Sammy, and learn a little more about guinea pigs.

"Synopsis" by , Something is wrong with Sammy, the beloved pet guinea pig of Ms. BUs class, and no one is quite sure what to do. Readers can help Ms. B and the children as they try to figure out what is wrong with Sammy. Full color.
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