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Guinea Pig Party Hardcover – August 14, 2012


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Nosy Crow; First American Edition edition (August 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763662690
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763662691
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 10.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #455,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreS-K-This perfectly paced counting book depicts a birthday scene exactly as young children see it. There are energetic guests, lots of commotion, fun, mishaps, gifts, treats, and the inevitable letdown when the party is over. But Surplice ends on a high note, when the main character "shuts his eyes and makes a wish," putting the whole celebration into play once more. Endearing guinea pigs are stand-ins for the youngest listeners, who will practice counting from ten to one and back again with this bright, cheerfully illustrated, and delightful romp.-Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CTα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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“And Then There Were None” is the framework here, as 10 little guinea pigs meet a series of (nonfatal) mishaps at a birthday party, reducing their numbers all the way down to 1. The little animals are of different colors and varying hairiness and dress (one wears a tutu, another sports a cape, another brandishes a set of maracas, and so on), but they’re all endearingly tubby and duly party-hatted. The first spread sets the pattern: “Ten little guinea pigs, dancing in a line. / Bump! go the guinea pigs, and then there are . . .” The different phases of the party—pinning the tail on the donkey, eating cake, playing games, popping balloons—result in more and more party accidents. At book’s end, the remaining partyer makes a wish, and all the guinea pigs return, leading us back to the number 10. A lively and especially cute counting book. Preschool-Kindergarten. --Connie Fletcher

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Format: Hardcover
A truly delightful, well-written and illustrated book that will teach that vital skill of being able to count down from ten at an early age. Ten guinea pigs are at a party. One by one, they drop out as something happens. For example, one eats too much, another bumps his nose and yet another floats away with a balloon etc.

At the end, when there is only one guinea pig left he realizes that he is lonely and so makes a wish and the other nine reappear.

Bright, cheerful and highly recommended for young children.
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By rachling6 on April 23, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I got this book to have in our library and use for children's birthday parties. What a hit! So cute, festive, and teaches an important lesson about counting.
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A very attractive book--love the colors! The occasion is a guinea pig pre-school birthday party. Told in rhyme and counting backwards, this book is pleasing to the eye and funny, full of mishaps little ones are wont to get into, from eating too much cake to playing with someone else's dolly. Great for storytime in front of a crowd, but you'll want to bring it home and take time enjoying the illustrations. The pages are sturdy so small hands can manipulate them without a rip--somebody had their thinking cap on!
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What better way to learn how to count down from 10 to 1 than with a bunch of partying guinea pigs? This is a counting book that not only delivers the charm but also the educational benefits that can really turn a picture book from just okay to a solid investment for your child.

We get to count down from 10 to 1 with our guinea pig friends, but not back up again. We do get back up to 10 again at the end as the last guinea pig shuts his eyes and wishes for all his friends to return. There's a nice number line on the final spread featuring all of the partying pigs. The text has a nice rhyme that is never forced or awkward, making this a natural for read aloud group sharing. The numbers are large, and each spread also highlights the number word.

These guinea pigs are doing things like bouncing on pogo sticks, dancing in a conga line, and playing peek-a-boo. The illustrations are high energy, and with so many things to see you are sure to get lots of requests for repeat readings. The pigs are expressive, charming, mischievous and always easy to count. Sometimes you might have to look for a partial guinea pig bouncing off the page, but that just adds to the fun!

This is a solid choice for anyone looking for a beginning counting book. The fun created in these pages by these partying pigs is sure to bring smiles to any youngster just learning their numbers.
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