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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Guinea Pigs Add Up - Margery Cuyler

Released June 2010

Reviewed by Bob Walch

This rhymed picture books proves you can have too much of a good thing. At least, that’s what Mr. Gilbert discovers when he lets his students talk him into getting a “companion” for the class guinea pig.

Soon two guinea pigs become five and then, eight weeks later, fifteen more are added so they have twenty little hairy critters running around. The only way to subtract from this total is to start sending the individual guinea pigs home with students until the brood is manageable.

Fortunately, Mr. Gilbert gets the situation under control. He then decides to switch the class pet to a rabbit! Now that’s a good idea isn’t it? Not really!
Guess who is pregnant!

Here’s an amusing story that has the added benefit of allowing your child to practice addition and subtraction. You might also wish to address animal reproduction too!

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