My husband collected and gave me a series of four Jean-Pierre guinea pig books for my birthday this week. He searched them all out and got them all from auctions. What a sweetie!!!
Have you guys seen these books? They have the cutest crayon-type illustrations!
That does sound like an awfully thoughtful thing to do. You must have found one of the good ones.
Our poor kids (when we have some).... Wow, Mom. Another story about a guinea pig!
I would love to get some books about guinea pigs. Right now I am trying to find the two books I am missing out of the 4-book Max series. (Max is an orange manx cat who goes saerching all over the world for his tail. Ever heard of it? I think it was later made into a TV show.) Anyway, I hope I´m as successful in finding them as your husband was!
Enjoy your books!
- My home, ruled by pigs!
We have the series about Caramel, the guinea pig, but the books are in French. Apparently, in English, he´s called Fluffy. The author is Kate McMullan.
Archichik, that´s a really sweet present. Happy birthday.
Oh, I just ran a search on Jean-Pierre, and discovered the books were written by Paul Gallico! He also wrote the Mrs Harris book series, as well as The Snow Goose and Jennie - both lovely allegorical animal stories.
Here is a site with scanned covers:
I think Paul Gallico was American, although I can´t be certain.
"The Day the Guinea Pig Talked" illustrated by Dulac
"The Day Jean-Pierre Was Pignapped" illustrated by Dulac (the cutest illustrations!!) - from the Coquitlam Public Library in Coquitlam, BC
"The Day Jean-Pierre Joined the Circus" illustrated by Gioia Fiammenghi
"The Day Jean-Pierre Went Round the World" illustrated by Gioia Fiammenghi - from Parkland Regional Library in Lacombe, Alberta
I´ll try to scan some images for posting.
The "Fluffy" books are cute, I have three of them, Scholastic publishes them here. I borrowed "Olga Da Polga" from the school down the street to read- it is fun, my mom was amazed that I had never read it, I had to remind her that it had been out of print for years. My two favorites are a book about plus ones, and it´s sequal about minus ones. "One Guinea Pig is Not Enough" and "Twenty is Too Many" both by Kate Duke. I also have a couple by Dick King- Smith, the author of "Babe." "I Love Guinea Pigs" and "Jenius; The Amazing Guinea Pig."