Thursday, September 30, 2010

Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings

In this charming book by Patrick Jennings, Rufus longs for the day that his father lifts his "no dogs" ban in their house. But since there seems to be no sign of that ever happening, his mother tries to appease him by getting him a guinea pig. But Rufus soon discovers that this is no ordinary guinea pig. This rotund little rodent with a white mohawk runs, fetches, rolls over, and even barks!

I could not stop smiling the entire time I read this book. Patrick Jennings had me believing that there was really a guinea pig out there in the world that acted like a dog, and not only that, but he made me wish I could have one!

Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings
Published: April 2010
Pages: 183
Audience: Middle Grade

1 comment:

  1. Hope you get to meet Patrick in person---that smile will morph into a laugh. His brilliant sense of humor is nonstop---and all the while, he's teaching!
    Ardith Cole, author-friend of Patrick Jennings