Synopses & Reviews
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.
“The pastel-and-colored-pencil illustrations are very successful in depicting the characters, particularly the endearing little animal with a variety of facial expressions. . . . Through simple text and engaging artwork, Berenzy shows the proper set-up of a guinea-pig cage, what foods are best for these creatures, and how responsive they are to humans. This book will find an audience in the many classrooms that have pets.”—School Library Journal
“Guinea pigs are popular classroom pets, so many kids will identify with the experience of the students in Ms. Bs class. . . . a particularly satisfying ending.”—Booklist
“Sammy, with his pink smile, floppy ears, and inquisitive nose, looks so lifelike that he almost waddles off the page.”—Publishers Weekly
Something is wrong with Sammy, the beloved pet guinea pig of Ms. B's 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.
Learn a little about guinea pigs and a lot about school and friendship in this reassuring tale.
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.