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Title:
Brian & Bob : the tale of two guinea pigs
Author:
Ripper, Georgie.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Brian and Bob are best friends at the pet store until one gets adopted, and they wonder if they will ever see each other again.
General Note:
Originally published: [London] : Macmillan Children's Books, 2003.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786819256
Format :
Book

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Brian and Bob are two guinea pigs and best friends who live happily together in Pete's Pet Store. One day Brian is adopted and Bob is left all alone. Will the two friends ever find each other again? Full color.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Everything seems ducky for rodent best friends Brian and Bob, who spend their days in Pete's Pet Palace, "doing what guinea pigs do best-eating, sleeping, and playing I Spy." Ripper (Little Brown Bushrat) mirrors the simple pleasures of their lives in her streamlined rendering of their bodies: shorthaired Brian is little more than a bottom-heavy ovoid with two dots for eyes, while Bob's "long, tufty" fur is evident only in the way it shoots past the ink outlines of his plump body to form little peaks. Then Bob is adopted, and Brian falls into despair-until he's adopted by what turns out to be the very same family: "By that evening sitting together in their cage playing I Spy, the two little guinea pigs had almost forgotten they had ever been apart." Ripper's unadorned prose and pared-down watercolor compositions eloquently describe the joy of close friendship and the sorrow that comes from its loss. Ages 2-5. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Best friends Brian and Bob live in a pet store. They spend their time eating, sleeping, and playing I Spy. Then Bob is adopted by a little boy, and Brian is miserable. He pines away until he, too, is adopted, this time by a kind old man who presents his grandson with a new guinea pig, and Brian and Bob are reunited. The happy resolution brings satisfaction to all. Charming, whimsical illustrations in pen and watercolor capture the emotions of the two small, lifelike animals. Children will readily empathize with the characters and their situation.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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