Count from 10 and back again with the sweetest-ever guinea pigs The guinea pigs are having a party, and like many children s birthday parties, things aren't going perfectly. Read more...
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Parties may have a few mishaps, but you can always count on guinea pig fun
Count from 10 and back again with the sweetest-ever guinea pigs The guinea pigs are having a party, and like many children s birthday parties, things aren't going perfectly. But in the end everyone has a good time and the party is a success Based on a familiar counting rhyme and combining numbers and cute animals, this book makes a perfect birthday gift."
- ISBN-13: 9780763662691
- ISBN-10: 0763662690
- Publisher: Nosy Crow
- Publish Date: August 2012
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 2-5
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-05-28
- Reviewer: Staff
Based on traditional counting rhymes, this lively story from Scottish author/ illustrator Surplice features 10 guinea pigs going wild at a birthday party. “Ten little guinea pigs, dancing in a line./ Bump! go the guinea pigs, and then there are... 9.” Like an Agatha Christie for toddlers, Surplice uses ingenuity and variety to get rid of her characters (gently) one by one. The first guinea pig departs after getting stuck with a “pin the tail on the donkey” pin, another leaves after bumping his nose during a “jump and dive” session on a pile of pillows, and another floats “up and up and up” holding onto a balloon. At the end of the party, the birthday boy, all alone, “makes a wish... And once more there are... ten!” Surplice differentiates the guinea pigs with capes, tutus, and other accessories (all wear brightly colored party hats) to aid children with counting; the pigs and their brightly colored toys, gift bags, and other party fare pop against the white backdrops. As energetic and entertaining as a party full of higgledy-piggledy toddlers. Ages 2–up. (Aug.)