Saturday, 29 December 2012

Guinea Pigs Online: Furry Towers by Jennifer Gray & Amanda Swift (Children's, 5 years +, January 2013, 10/10)

January 2013 (eBook is out now) Quercus 
192 pages, Paperback
Review copy 

Themes:  going away on holiday, online deceptions, intelligent & spoilt guinea pigs, luxury hotel and a pig sty, a military guinea pig, a tank, lots of poo, working together, help from unexpected corner, moderate amount of major peril, frequent humour 

Summary from Quercus

Furry Towers promises the best food and fabulous facilities for guinea pigs – Fuzzy and Coco are so excited! 

But when they arrive, the friends find themselves in a smelly old hutch with only mouldy lettuce to eat. Coco is not impressed!

And it soon becomes clear that something terribly sinister is going on at Furry Towers – can the friends save the day again?

Nayuleska's thoughts

These are very adventurous guinea pigs! I hope one day they do get to go to an upmarket hotel. They went to one in the story - and were rushed to the dump of a hutch. Those who experience the luxury for a while realise that it isn't fun without their friends, and that it's only luxury because the enemy has very evil plans in mind. I laughed a lot when Coco and the others attacked the enemy - they use a novel way to dispose of their droppings. 

There's no end to the guinea pigs' imagination - they are resourceful little creatures, who have caring owners. It was sweet how devoted Ben and Henrietta are to their pets - they have no idea just how intelligent Fuzzy and Coco are. I imagine that if they knew the truth, they would have even more fun with their pets in this 10/10 read.

You can find out more on the dedicated website.

Suggested read

Check out Fuzzy and Coco's first adventure in Guinea Pigs Online.

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