Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Guinea Pigs Online: Christmas Quest by Jennifer Gray, Amanda Swift, and Sarah Horne (Children's, 5 years +, 10E/10E)

November 2013, Quercus, 176 pages, Paperback, Review copy

Themes: Christmas traditions, different culture, an evil big bird with a laptop, snow, inventive skis, flying guinea pigs, a crotchety explorer, evil humans, super generous humans, being both selfish and selfless,

Content: insane amount of humour, a few moments of major peril

Summary from Quercus
It’s Christmas in Strawberry Park and our squeaky pals are decorating the hutch and rocking around their broccoli Christmas tree! 

But when Henrietta’s mother is called to investigate the mystery of missing Inca gold, the furry friends find themselves on their way to… Peru! 

Eduardo is thrilled to be back home with his family. But when he discovers that their precious Christmas Cocoa Bean has been stolen, he realizes he has a mission too…

Can the pals find the Cocoa Bean and save Christmas?

Nayuleska's thoughts
This is the best book yet in the cute guinea pig series - although I adore bunnies so the next book may beat this one... (Guinea Pigs Online Bunny Trouble). Fuzzy and co travel further than they've ever travelled, meeting Eduardo's family who are funny and evil villains who are both clever and stupid. It gets pretty close but they can't outwit the fast thinking sprout loving critters who get creative with cotton buds and other equipment. 

Coco is, well, Coco (tries to be posh and aloof) but she both does and discovers something important which she won't forget about in a hurry (neither will the human villain!) The explorer guinea pig is extremely funny in his appearance and his outlook on life. The guinea pigs' owners are pretty amazing too in their limited (ha!) human way, helping the guinea pigs to relax in style. This is a fun read to be enjoyed again and again!

Check out the dedicated website.

Suggested read
Find out where the furry adventures started in Guinea Pigs Online (Children's, 5 years +, 10E/10E) 


LexieLoves said...

Cool, this book sounds really interesting. I also have a blog:

I LOVE reading so I review lots of different books as well as other things I see/eat/do that I love.

Nayuleska said...

Hi Lexie! It's an awesome read - your blog is cool!