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I Love Guinea-pigs [Paperback]

Dick King-Smith
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406318418
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406318418
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 27 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 297,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Dick King-Smith was a Gloucestershire farmer until the age of 45, when he gave up farming to become a primary school teacher. Now a bestselling full-time author, his work has received many awards including a Bronze Medal for the Smarties Prize of 1997 for All Because of Jackson and the Children's Book Award in 1995 for Harriet's Hare. In 1992, he was also voted Children's Author of the Year. In 1995, his top-selling title The Sheep-Pig was developed into a box-office movie, BABE, introducing hundreds of thousands of youngsters to his work.

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Explores the wonderful world of guinea-pigs through information, music and story.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book in the whole world! 8 Aug 2002
By A Customer
This book is quite perfect. The illustrations are very cute and the text is beautiful. If you have Guinea Pigs you will treasure it. If you don't have Guinea Pigs you will want to get some! And my Guinea Pigs say it is their favourite bedtime reading.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
We love guinea pigs and thought this book, aside from providing useful information about the care and upkeep of guinea pigs, was able to capture many of the precious aspects of these wonderful creatures. They clearly have owned and loved pigs themselves....
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best guinea pig book ever! 8 Dec 2001
By A Customer
As a 7 year old owner of 2 guinea pigs, I found it thrilling. I thought of all the different things that I could do with my own guineau pigs. Dick King-Smith gave me some great ideas of what guinea pigs like to eat. I found out how much attention I should give them. I really was proud to know that I had guinea pigs as well as Dick King-Smith. I think that even a Queen would be peruaded to buy a guinea pig after reading it. From reading the book I thought that Dick King-Smith was a true animal lover. I highly recommend this book, it is one of my favourites.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for children who care for guineapigs 21 Aug 2008
By Free Spirit VINE VOICE
I first saw this book in my sons library at school and being owned by 8 (soon to be 11) guineapigs, I was drawn to it. My son and I read it together and not only was it a lovely story with captivating illustrations, it gave hints on caring for a guineapig without becoming a "manual". This is definately a book for children who love GP's.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book for young and old, really impressed 30 Mar 2011
By paulyb
What a great book, and with the most endearing pictures, this easy to read book about guinea pigs is a treat. My wife adores Dick King-Smith, and this doesn't disappoint. It's educational, but written in a style, you can almost hear the author's voice inside your head when you read it. It's touching and fun, and an absolute must for guinea pig lovers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, we love Guinea-Pigs! 12 Sep 2010
By Janie
A really lovely book about guinea pigs. Dick King-Smith really knows all there is know about them and it definitely shines through. The illustrations are so realistic. A book to be recommended to adults and children of all ages, especially if you love guinea pigs - squeak, squeak!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book 31 Dec 2009
By Lou P.
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book for my friend's 8 year old daughter as I knew she was receiving two guinea pigs for her birthday. I had a peek myself before wrapping it and thought it had a captivating charm. It's a clever little book as it tells a story but also teaches the young reader all about guinea pigs and how to care for them. It is obvious that the author loves guinea pigs. The pictures are lovely too. I would recommend this for any young guinea pig owners (and their parents).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming 7 Jan 2014
By Shari
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a great book to get for a young person new to Guinea pigs.

Written from the POV of an owner who loves the animal, who just happens to be a famous animal lover, I find it easier to take the advice of a person who genuinely loves these animals and the kids will see that too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab series of books
The little girl is bought it for was over the moon about it
Published 4 days ago by Jode
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 14 days ago by linda denny
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love Guinea-pigs
Love the book, both text and illustrations.

Bought for a 3 year old, so checking with Mum and Dad before giving it to him as not sure if little one has been told about... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet
Such a cute book about Guinea Pigs. It would be a great book for children before getting guinea pigs. I'm sure my fiancé will love it! :)
Published 11 months ago by Stephie
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!!
I really loved this book. I bought it for a little three year old boy, who spent time with my guinea pigs when he visited me about a month ago... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Ann Pickstock
5.0 out of 5 stars great
My daughter got a guinea pig for her birthday, this book has super illustrations and a read along cd. my little girl (aged5) listens to it & reads along before going to bed.
Published 14 months ago by Angeleyes
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
My 6 year old son (who is guinea pig mad!) absolutely loves this book! It's great and the cd is good too, however was left on the doorstep in the rain by yodel (once again) so it... Read more
Published 15 months ago by DARRAN SIMMONS
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous little book
Bought this for myself (and I am twenty!) as I just thought it looked so adorable. I also love to read it to my little nephew and other kiddies, and they love it. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Grace
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must For Young Guinea-Pig Fans
Typically warm Dick King-Smith book, beautifully illustrated and full of gently provided information and personal anecdotes. Read more
Published 18 months ago by C. Killey
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Bought this for our guinea mad 6 year old son for xmas and he loves it!

Easy to read and he can really relate to it. It's now one of our favourite bedtime reads!
Published 19 months ago by KayeC
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