The Three Little Guinea Pigs

Farrar. Feb. 2023. 40p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780374390044.
PreS-Gr 2–Covering little new ground in plotting, this porcine-free version of the familiar story features three plucky guinea pig sisters who set off to make their way in the world and build their homes. A hungry fox serves as their nemesis, but with some quick thinking, three balloons, and thoughtful collaboration, the siblings can outwit their predator. At the story’s end, the virtues of bravery and resourcefulness are celebrated. Back matter provides additional guinea pig facts. Clever, bold illustrations provide the visual details of the sisters’ successful plan.
VERDICT Any collection seeking smart young female protagonists will find reason to pick up this title, as will those whose classrooms have guinea pig mascots.

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